2016 Toyota Prius: More Spy Shots, From Thailand Testing

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Future Cars Prototype ThailandThe all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is getting closer and closer to launch, as witnessed by an increasing number of spy shots of prototypes testing all over the world. Two weeks ago, a heavily camouflaged Prius was recorded on video fueling up at a North American gas station. Now, new shots of a similar car testing on the streets of a large.

Nissan launches first eco-car in Thailand

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The Thailand eco-car programme requires vehicles to have low fuel consumption of at least 47mpg and CO2 emissions of 120g/km or less – and now Nissan will be the first automaker to launch a saloon car in the country that meets the criteria. Green cars Latest news Nissan eco-cars Nissan Almera Nissan March Thailand Thailand eco-cars

Toyota reveals huge Thailand expansion plans

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Last week we told you how Toyota would take production of its Prius hybrid car to Thailand (see article) and now we have news of further expansions in the country. Green cars Latest news Toyota Thailand Toyota car production Toyota ThailandAccording to the Nikkei, Toyota will increase production capacity to 600,000 vehicles a year by the middle of 2011 – that’s up 20 per cent [.].

Honda Thailand production to begin again

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Japanese carmaker Honda looks set to resume production in Thailand for the first time since major flooding in the country last year. Green cars Honda Latest news green cars ThailandIt is hopeful of being operational again by the end of March, 2012 – with Honda reporting that it is making progress with the restoration of plant facilities and manufacturing equipment. It completed [.].

Honda begins assembling Fit Hybrid in Thailand

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Honda Motor has begun assembling and marketing the subcompact Fit Hybrid (Jass Hybrid) in Thailand. Thailand is now the second country outside of Japan (the US was first) in which Honda produces hybrids. The hybrid is assembled at Honda’s plant in Ayutthaya, using core components from Japan. It will be priced at 768,000 baht (US$24,328). Planned sales volume in 10,000 units per year. Honda said it has sold about 150,000 units of the Fit and Jazz hybrid worldwide so far.

Honda unsure of future after Thailand floods

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The worst flooding in Thailand for 50 years has put the immediate future of the Honda automobile production subsidiary in the country in question. Honda Latest news Green cars Thai Honda Thailand Thailand floodsHonda has issued a statement outlining that it does not have a clear outlook on when production will resume as flooding has continued since October 8, 2011. Production was halted on [.].

Mitsubishi to test electric vehicles in Thailand

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Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi will soon bring its electric i-MiEV vehicle to a new audience – as it starts testing in Thailand. Its Thai subsidiary, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, has agreed to start the testing with the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and PEA ENCOM International Company. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Mitsubishi i-MiEV Mitsubishi Thailand

Osaka Gas launches pilot project in Thailand to supply vehicle natural gas fuel from biogas

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In collaboration with Thai company Agriculture of Basin Company Limited (ABC), Osaka Gas launched a pilot project in Thailand to assess the commercial viability of supplying natural gas to vehicles by continuously removing carbon dioxide and other impurities from biogas generated mainly from agricultural waste, and refining it into high purity methane gas. Agriculture is one of Thailand’s most prominent industries; consequently, there is an abundance of biomass resources.

Toyota to expand diesel engine production capacity in Thailand

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) engine production subsidiary in Thailand, Siam Toyota Manufacturing Co., With Thailand as a global supply base, diesel engines made at STM will continue to supply vehicle plants in Thailand. STM), will from 2015, expand the production capacity of diesel engines used in Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle Project (IMV) series vehicles to meet increasing demand in emerging markets.

Honda resumes production at automobile plant in Thailand

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand has resumed production of automobiles after suspending production since 4 October 2011, due to the damage sustained from the flooding in Thailand. Honda has been supplying automobiles alternatively from Japan to some countries in the Asia Oceania Region including Thailand, which were impacted by the disruption of production due to the flooding.

Mazda more than tripling gasoline and diesel SKYACTIV engine production capacity at powertrain plant in Thailand

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Mazda Motor Corporation will increase the annual production capacity of the engine assembly plant at Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., MPMT) in Chomburi, Thailand, to 100,000 units in the first half of 2018. The plant produces SKYACTIV-D 1.5-liter clean diesel engines and SKYACTIV-G 1.3-liter gasoline engines, which are shipped to Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co.,

Report: Honda to assemble Fit hybrids in Thailand

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plans to assemble the hybrid version of its Fit subcompact in Thailand starting this summer—its first production in Asia of hybrids outside of Japan. The company decided to assemble the vehicle in Thailand, its key production site in Asia, with an eye on exporting it to neighboring nations. The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co.

Honda premiers BRIO urban commuter car in Thailand

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), Honda’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in Thailand, has unveiled the BRIO urban commuter car. The starting price will be 399,900 baht (US$13,300), with an annual sales plan of 40,000 units. The BRIO. Click to enlarge.

Honda introduces new automotive assembly line system: Assembly Revolution Cell Line; first implementation in Thailand

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Honda has named this the Assembly Revolution Cell (ARC) Line and introduced it in Honda’s new Prachinburi Plant in Thailand that became operational in March 2016. Honda Motor Co.

Thailand aims to double ethanol use

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The use of ethanol as a transport fuel is gradually increasing throughout the world, and now Thailand is hoping to double its ethanol use by 2011. Tags: Biofuels Green cars Latest news E10 E20 E85 ethanol ethanol fuel ethanol use flexible fuel vehicles Thailand The country is already using E10 on a wide scale and beginning in 2008 it began selling E20 before several E85 flexible fuel vehicles were introduced in the country, even [.].

Toyota launches Biodiversity & Sustainability Learning Center to complement Biotope project in Thailand

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Toyota has launched the Toyota Biodiversity and Sustainability Learning Center “Cheewa Panavet” at the Toyota Ban Pho Plant in Thailand. Toyota is cooperating with the Foundation for Environmental Education for Sustainable Development (Thailand) and Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ministry of Education, to provide environmental education.

Toyota Prius production begins in Thailand

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The world’s most popular hybrid car has broken new ground after the Toyota Motor Thailand Company held a line-off ceremony at its Gateway Plant in Chachoengsao Province to mark the start of production. Tags: Green cars Latest news Toyota Hybrid cars Thailand Toyota Motor Thailand Company Toyota Prius Toyota Prius Hybrid

Nissan introduces new CNG-powered Navara in Thailand

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Nissan introduced the new Nissan Navara CNG, a pick-up truck powered by Nissan’s first bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) engine. Locally installed under Nissan manufacturing standard, the new Navara CNG offers high performance and improved fuel efficiency while being fully supported by Nissan’s standard warranty. The new Navara CNG is powered by a QR25DE engine, which generates 154 hp (115 kW) at 5,200 rpm with a maximum torque of 242 N·m (178 lb-ft) at 4,400 rpm.

BioAmber partners with PTTMCC Biochem for PBS production in Thailand

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earlier post ) as its partner for a polybutylene succinate (PBS) plant that will begin construction in Thailand in 2012. BioAmber will build a bio-based succinic acid plant in Thailand and supply PTTMCC with bio-based succinic acid on an exclusive basis. PTTMCC Biochem, a joint venture between PTT PLC and Mitsubishi Chemical, has selected BioAmber Inc.

Toyota holds line-off ceremony for Prius in Thailand

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Toyota Motor Thailand Co., TMT) held a line-off ceremony today at its Gateway Plant in Chachoengsao Province to mark the start of production of the Prius. The plant is to produce approximately 12,000 units annually, with sales to begin on 30 November 30, priced from 1,190,000 to 1,270,000 baht (US$39,400 to US$42,000).

Honda to unveil new small vehicle prototype at Thailand International Motor Expo

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plans to exhibit the world premiere of a prototype representing the direction of the new small-sized vehicle which is scheduled to be introduced to Thailand and India in 2011, at the 27 th Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 starting 30 November 2010. Building upon the Honda New Small Concept, which was showcased in India (January) and Thailand (March) in 2010 ( earlier post ), this prototype represents vehicle packaging that is closer to the mass-production model.

Honda targeting resumption of production in Thailand by end of March 2012

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand, which experienced damage from the major flooding in the country last year, reports that it expects to resume production by the end of March 2012. Honda’s production operations in the neighboring Asian counties, which suspended or made production adjustments due to the disruption in parts supply from Thailand, have begun resuming production.

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Thailand enters the Canadian oil sands; Statoil selling 40% interest to PTTEP for US$2.28B

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Statoil has agreed to sell a 40% interest in its oil sands project in Alberta, Canada (Kai Kos Dehseh) to PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) of Thailand. PTTEP is one of the top ten publicly listed companies on the Stock Exchange of Thailand with a market capitalization of approximately US$20 billion and invests in more than 40 E&P projects across 12 countries with a workforce of around 3,000 employees.

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) signs agreement on joint testing of electric vehicles with PTT Public Company Limited

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Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Co., MMTh), Mitsubishi Motor’s subsidiary in Thailand, has agreed to start joint testing of the i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle (EV) with PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), a natural gas and petroleum company and the largest energy company in Thailand.

Nissan to expand Thailand-based Nissan Technical Center South East Asia (NTCSEA)

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in Thailand. Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., plans to expand Nissan Technical Center South East Asia (NTCSEA), its regional research and development function, to accelerate Nissan’s R&D activities in the ASEAN region. NTCSEA is the R&D function under Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., A broadened scope of responsibility, the addition of new facilities and an increase of staff will significantly contribute to better addressing the needs of customers in the region, the company said.

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) to test popularization of EVs with two Thai power companies

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) Thai subsidiary, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., MMC agreed with the government of Thailand on December 2010 to start a joint study for fleet testing of EVs. Based on the new agreements made this time, through two local electric companies, MMC will start specific testing for the popularization of EVs in Thailand, such as researching acceptability, marketability, as well as the charging infrastructure.

Honda Automobile Thailand uncertain as to when production will resume; flood impact rippling out to other Honda plants

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand (headquarter in the Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya), issued a statement saying that it does not have a clear outlook for when production will resume as flooding on its facilities has continued since 8 October 2011. The flooding in Thailand has been the the worst in 50 years. Honda operations in other regions also are being impacted by the limited parts supply from Thailand.

Honda to build new automobile production plant in Thailand; total capacity to increase to 420,000 units in 2015

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), Honda’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in Thailand, plans to build a new automobile production plant with an annual production capacity of 120,000 units. The new plant will be located within the property that Honda newly acquired in Prachinburi Province (approximately 120km east of Bangkok). With an investment of approximately 17.15

Nissan launches the Almera in Thailand; first sedan under Thai eco-car program

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Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., The all-new Almera is produced at NMT’s plant in Samutprakarn, Thailand, and is available in six grades, six different colors, from 429,000 baht to 599,000 baht (US$13,879 to US$19,379). NMT), a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., launched the new Nissan Almera. With this latest addition to its line-up, NMT will be the first automaker to introduce a sedan under the Thai government’s eco-car program.

Mazda and Ford JV to Invest $350M to Build Next Generation Compact Pickup Truck in Thailand

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Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company’s joint venture, AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co. The US$350 million investment in AAT reinforces Mazda and Ford’s long-term joint commitment to Thailand. Once completed, this will increase Mazda and Ford’s total joint investment in the AutoAlliance Thailand facility to more than US$1.85 —Toshinori Kusuhashi, president, AutoAlliance Thailand.

AutoAlliance Thailand Inaugurates New Mazda-Ford Passenger Car Plant

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Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company inaugurated their new joint venture manufacturing passenger car plant at AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT). The new plant will produce the Mazda2 and Ford Fiesta compact cars for sale in Thailand and export throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The completed passenger car plant increases the total annual production capacity at AAT to 275,000 units (including CKD units).

Ford to Invest $450M in New Passenger Vehicle Plant in Thailand

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Ford Motor Company is investing US$450 million (THB 15 billion) in a new passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in Rayong, Thailand, scheduled for completion in 2012. The facility will begin building the next-generation Ford Focus in 2012 for Thailand and other markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Up to 85% of the plant’s production will be for markets outside Thailand.

GM opens new US$200M diesel engine facility in Thailand; first to produce new 4-cylinder Duramax diesels

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General Motors opened a new diesel engine plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has the capability to manufacture approximately 120,000 engines per year for use in vehicles built in Thailand and other global markets. The new powertrain facility takes GM’s investment in Thailand to US$1.3 GM Thailand has also employed environmental-protection processes throughout the facility, including using lighting that consumes 40 percent less energy compared with regular systems.

Thailands BAAC, Bangchak Petroleum to grow oil palm trees for biodiesel

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tonnes of oil palm in Thailand last year. Bangkok Post. Thailand’s Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) and Bangchak Petroleum Plc have teamed up to grow oil palm for a biodiesel project. Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited was originally established by the Cabinet of Prime Minister Maj.-Gen. Prem Tinsulanon in the 1980s to operate Thailand’s old Bangchak oil refinery.

Honda adjusting production at North American plants due to flooding in Thailand; auto production at 50% through 10 November

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American Honda Motor will temporally adjust automobile production at all six Honda auto plants in the US and Canada due to the disruption of the flow of parts from Honda suppliers in Asia because of the ongoing flooding in Thailand. While the majority of parts and materials used to produce these products are purchased from suppliers in North America, a few critical electronic parts are sourced from Thailand and other regions of the world, Honda said.

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Mitsubishi Motors and the Thai Government to start joint study for fleet testing of i-MiEV; MMC adding third plant in Thailand for global small car production

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and the government of Thailand agreed to start joint study for fleet testing of electric vehicles (EV). MMC, through its local producer and distributor Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh), will begin initiatives for future market introduction of the i-MiEV.

Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Thailands PTT Chemicals in R&D agreement to commercialize proprietary green algae

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PTT) in Thailand have signed a research and development collaboration agreement for commercial development of BGU’s proprietary green algae strain. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. The agreement is for the production of dihomo gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA- Omega 6) using BGU’s mutant strain of the green microalgae Parietochloris incise.

Honda reveals new small car

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Brace yourselves Thailand and India – because Honda will soon be offering a new small car, just for you. Green cars Honda Latest news Honda BRIO Honda small car india new Honda small car ThailandThe Japanese vehicle manufacturer revealed a prototype known as Honda BRIO, which is to be developed exclusively for Asian markets and is scheduled to be introduced in March 2011. It will be an entry-level car, for [.].

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Honda to unveil new vehicle

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The new small-sized vehicle will debut at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2010, which starts on November 30. Tags: Green cars Honda Latest news Honda new car Honda New Small Concept new Honda car small Honda car Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 If you thought things were quiet on the Honda front, then think again – because the Japanese car manufacturer is lining up a brand new vehicle to be unveiled before the end of the month.

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Mitsubishi and Peugeot Citroen to join forces again

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Tags: Citroen Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Peugeot Citroen C-ZERO Mitsubishi compact cars Mitsubishi i-MiEV Peugeot i0n PSA Peugeot Citroen Thailand

Suzuki to triple output in Indonesia

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Green cars Latest news Suzuki Indonesia Indonesia automotive market ThailandJapanese carmaker Suzuki has set its sights on massive growth in the increasingly important market of Indonesia. It wants to triple its output in the country to 150,000 units a year and plans to invest around US$390million to set up engine manufacturing operations in the region, in order to achieve this goal. With the investment [.].

Nissan reveals global compact car

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Here’s your chance to catch the first glimpse of Nissan’s upcoming global compact car (view the sketch here ) which will be launched in Thailand in March 2010 before being made available in more than 150 countries. Thai eco-car policy became effective on October 1 and is designed to help Thailand cross the two million units per year production mark through the support of eco cars as a product champion.

DENSO and Toyota Tsusho to test quantum computing analysis of IoT traffic data

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The companies will process vehicle location and travel data in real-time from about 130,000 commercial vehicles in Thailand, aiming to establish best practices for quantum computer applications in transportation.

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