Honda and Cruise to start testing program in September toward launch of autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan

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Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

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Nissan introduces all-new Note e-POWER AWD in Japan

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The car comes exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain—a non-plug-in series hybrid configuration ( earlier post )—and is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in early 2021. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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In Japan, it is focusing initially on the C+pod, Walking Area BEVs, and Toyota i-Road, with more than 200 corporate and local government partners currently involved in exploring new transportation models. Electric (Battery) Japan

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Nissan launches Note Autech Crossover in Japan; exclusively with e-POWER

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Nissan and its affiliate Autech announced the start of sales of the Note Autech Crossover in Japan. Autech Japan, Inc. The brand's color, an original blue, is inspired by the sea and sky of Chigasaki in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, where the company was founded.

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ENEOS and Ample to launch EV battery swapping service in Japan

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a US-based startup in which ENEOS has invested in, are collaborating to launch an EV battery swapping service in Japan. Batteries Electric (Battery) JapanENEOS Holdings, Inc. and Ample, Inc.,

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Honda receives type designation for Level 3 automated driving in Japan

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Autonomous driving Japan Market BackgroundHonda Motor Co., has received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

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Nissan to launch all-electric minivehicle in early FY2022 in Japan

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Nissan Motor plans to start sales of an all-new, all-electric minivehicle in Japan in early FY2022. NMKV is a 50/50 joint venture between the two companies engaged in product planning and project management for minivehicles sold in the Japan market. The planned minivehicle is aimed to redefine the popular car category in Japan, featuring instant acceleration, smooth driving, and cabin quietness that are key characteristics of electric vehicles (EVs). Electric (Battery) Japa

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Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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e-POWER made its debut in Japan on the Note compact car in November 2016. The Note claimed the best-selling car in Japan title in 2018.1. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan Vehicle Manufacturers

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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. Electric (Battery) Japan Mobility services Urban mobility

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Suzuki and Daihatsu join CJP to apply CASE technologies in mini-commercial vehicles in Japan

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have joined the Commercial Japan Partnership (CJP) commercial vehicle project ( earlier post ) to accelerate their carbon neutrality initiatives in minivehicles through the dissemination of CASE technologies (connected, autonomous, shared and electric) and services. As part of their participation in the project, Suzuki and Daihatsu are to each acquire 10% of issued shares of Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies, the joint venture for the CJP initiative, from Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Nissan launches of Note Aura NISMO in Japan; e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the Note Aura NISMO, sales of which are scheduled to start in Japan this autumn.

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Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Tohoku Electric Power Co., Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power-to-Gas Solar Solar fuels

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TSMC to Build Chip Fab in Japan

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TSMC), the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, announced in an online earnings briefing Thursday that it would build a semiconductor plant in Japan. Wei, TSMC's CEO, said the company had received help from its Japanese customers and the government to establish the plant in Japan.

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. Since its debut in 1994, RAV4 has pioneered the crossover SUV market, and remains the market leader. The fifth generation RAV4 was released in April 2019.

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Nissan launches new Note Aura in Japan; enhanced e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the all-new Note Aura premium compact car in Japan, with sales planned to start in autumn.

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Japan Airlines conducts first flight with blend of two different types of SAF

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has conducted the first flight with a mixture of two different types of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) produced domestically in Japan. mixing ratio) of SAF produced domestically in Japan added into existing jet fuel. March 2020: Succeeded in manufacturing of SAF using cotton from clothing for the first time in Japan (A5). February 2021: Successfully operated the first flight in Japan loading SAF produced domestically in Japan (A5).

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Toyota launches all-new Aqua (Prius C) hybrid in Japan; bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery

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The first-generation Aqua—sold as the Prius C in the US—came to life at the Iwate Plant of Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc. Toyota Motor Corporation launched its all-new Aqua.

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Mobileye and WILLER partner to launch autonomous robotaxi service in Japan, Southeast Asia

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Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have formed a strategic collaboration to launch an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan and markets across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan. Beginning in Japan, the companies will collaborate on the testing and deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s automated vehicle (AV) technology.

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Tokuyama and Toyota start verification tests in Japan for stationary fuel cell generator that uses by-product hydrogen; Mirai FC system

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Itochu and partners launch feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan

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Itochu Corporation and Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC); Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC); and Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) have agreed to undertake a detailed study for the commercialization of a blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan.

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Nissan launches all-new Note in Japan, exclusively with second-generation e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the all-new Note compact car in Japan, with sales planned to begin 23 December. 2020 Nissan Note e-POWER (Japan Market). In 2016, the Note e-POWER became a hot seller as soon as it started sales in Japan.

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Japan team develops solvent-free method for “milking” algae to harvest carbohydrates and phycobiliproteins

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This research was supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Grant Number JP17K07717. Algae Algal Fuels Biomass Fuels JapanUp to now, algae has provided invaluable nutrition in the health food sector but has struggled to be competitive against petroleum-derived chemical production.

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Automotive, Telecom and ITS companies carry out first Cellular V2X trial in Japan

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Continental announced the completion of a joint Cellular V2X trial in Japan together with Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies. The companies have successfully conducted Japan’s first C-V2X testing in the country using 5.8 Following the positive test results, Continental will continue to further develop and investigate the C-V2X technology, globally as well as in Japan to enable an early global deployment. Connected vehicles CV2X Japan

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Toyota introduces new Yaris Cross compact SUV in Japan; TNGA GA-B platform; E-Four electric AWD

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Hybrids JapanToyota Motor Corporation has released the Yaris Cross, a new-model compact SUV. The Yaris Cross will be available through Toyota dealers nationwide from 31 August. As with the Yaris, the all-new Yaris Cross adopts the TNGA platform (GA-B).

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Japanese, Russian companies partner on feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia & Japan

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Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC), Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), and Itochu Corporation are partnering on a joint feasibility study of a blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia and Japan. The parties are willing to prepare a new option for energy security between Russia and Japan by establishing a new value chain which transports ammonia produced in Russia to be utilized as fuel in Japan. Toyo Engineering Corporation and?Irkutsk

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KYOCERA and BYD Japan to collaborate on integrated energy system for EVs

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Kyocera Corporation and BYD Japan Co., Electric (Battery) Japanthe Japanese arm of China’s BYD Co. announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs. By combining renewable energy from Kyocera’s solar power generating systems and BYD’s electric buses, the collaboration will maximize the effectiveness of renewable energy, greatly reduce power losses, and maintain a stable supply-demand energy balance.

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Mazda launching updated CX-3 in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

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Mazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Japan. Diesel JapanThe redesigned model adopts parts of Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture. Improvements were made to the front dampers, front stabilizers and coil springs, and the G-Vectoring Control and electric power steering systems were carefully tuned to achieve even smoother changes in vehicle posture.

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Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable. The company hopes the technology can help the project achieve its goal of creating environmentally friendly buses for public transportation systems in Japan. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Japan

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Nissan to launch 3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by FY2022; 100K LEAFs sold in Japan

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Nissan announced that it plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-POWER models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022 (31 March 2023). Nissan expects electric vehicles and e-POWER models to make up 40% of sales in Japan by the end of the company’s 2022 fiscal year. As our domestic market, we are proud that Japan is leading the way forward when it comes to Nissan Intelligent Mobility. 100,000 LEAFs sold in Japan. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Toyota launches Corolla hybrid models in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) launched hybrid versions of the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder station wagon in Japan. Monthly sales target for Japan are 1,000 units of the Corolla Axio hybrid and 1,500 units of the Corolla Fielder hybrid. Hybrids Japan In addition, there will be a special Corolla Fielder Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB grade.

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Toyota to offer rides in SAE Level-4 automated vehicles on public roads in Japan next summer

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Autonomous driving JapanToyota Research Institute (TRI) announced that its Platform 4 (P4) automated driving test vehicle ( earlier post ) will be available for public demonstration rides next summer in Tokyo. Offered from July to September 2020, the P4 will demonstrate Toyota’s “Chauffeur” SAE Level-4 capabilities in a specific “mobility as a service” (MaaS) driving environment. The P4 experience will take place in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, a busy and often congested waterfront subcenter.

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US, Europe and Japan to cooperate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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On the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, US Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette; Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Seko; and European Union Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Cañete signed a joint statement of future cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Japan

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Japan scientists develop new catalyst capable of assisting three different key hydrogen reactions

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Scientists from Kyushu University and Kumamoto University in Japan have developed a new catalyst capable of assisting three key reactions for using hydrogen in energy and industry.

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US, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, and EC launch new hydrogen initiative

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At the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) meeting, a new international hydrogen partnership was announced under the leadership of the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and the European Commission with participation of several other CEM member countries.

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Vertical Aerospace, Marubeni to explore the introduction of eVTOL in Japan; conditional pre-order option for 200 units

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Vertical and Marubeni will now begin jointly evaluating the requirements for eVTOL aircraft operations in Japan as well as other commercial considerations such as route and network planning, infrastructure requirements and capacity, plus engaging other interested parties who can play a role in launching AAM in Japan.

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DAIHEN leverages WiTricity wireless charging technology for solar-powered mobility demo in Japan

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WiTricity’s technology for wireless power transfer over distance was central to a next-generation electric mobility demonstration in Osaka, Japan, led by DAIHEN Corporation, a global leader in electric power transmission.

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BYD partners with Keihan Bus and Kansai Electric Power to build Japan’s first pure electric bus loop line

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BYD Japan, Keihan Bus and Kansai Electric Power announced a tripartite deal in Kyoto, Japan, which will see the three parties work together to help the city achieve Japan’s 2050 carbon neutrality target and build a carbon-free society. K8 in Japan.

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Ample Goes to Japan with ENEOS to Launch EV Battery Swapping Service

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We’re thrilled to be announcing our partnership with ENEOS where we’ll be deploying our battery swapping technology in Japan. The post Ample Goes to Japan with ENEOS to Launch EV Battery Swapping Service appeared first on EV Obsession.

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New program in Japan to push development of solid-state batteries

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To support the program, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will provide ¥1.6 The Nikkei said that Japan’s industry ministry is eager for the country to reclaim its global dominance by setting standards for solid-state batteries. Batteries Japan Solid-stateThe Nikkei reports that Leading Japanese manufacturers have teamed up with the government in a program to develop solid-state batteries.

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Japan V2G demonstrator project using EVs as virtual power plant resource; METI funding

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Japan is promoting the adoption and expansion of renewable energy sources as a measure to reduce greenhouse gases. Electric (Battery) Japan Plug-ins V2XSeven companies—Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. TEPCO); TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.; TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.; Hitachi Systems Power Service, Ltd.; Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC); SHIZUOKA GAS Co., and Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.—have

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Japan sets a new clean energy target to nearly 40% by 2030

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Japan aims to increase its clean energy use to nearly 40% by 2030, according to a new Basic Energy Plan draft released by the Japanese government today. more… The post Japan sets a new clean energy target to nearly 40% by 2030 appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota and partners launch low-carbon hydrogen supply-chain project in Japan

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In Japan, Aichi Prefecture, Chita City, Toyota City, Chubu Electric Power, Toho Gas, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Industries have launched the Chita City and Toyota City Renewable Energy-use Low-carbon Hydrogen Project. Biomethane Climate Change Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Sustainability

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Tesla is looking to enter Japan’s power market with its giant battery solutions

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Tesla appears to be making a play for Japan’s energy sector, with recent reports stating that the company is looking to provide local power companies with large battery storage and energy management systems. Tesla has also set up its batteries in Japan in the past.

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