Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

Sep 20, 2014

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

by Kazuaki Nagata

The growth potential of electric vehicles is being hampered by a lack of charging stations nationwide, industry experts say. Some analysts in the industry have noted that electric vehicle (EV) sales have been slower than anticipated since mass-produced electric vehicles debuted in Japan in ...

Jul 29, 2014

HondaJet eyes expanding market to Latin America, Asia

Honda Aircraft Co. aims to expand its market for the HondaJet to Latin America within a few years, before moving into China and Southeast Asia, the company’s chief, Michimasa Fujino, said Monday. Fujino, president and CEO of the aviation arm of Honda Motor Co., ...

Jul 11, 2014

Honda to recall more than 170,000 hybrids in Japan

Honda Motor Co. told the transport ministry Thursday that it will recall 175,356 units of its hybrid Fit subcompacts and Vezel sport utility vehicles in Japan because of an engine control computer glitch linked to cases of sudden acceleration. This is the fourth safety ...

Honda's first jet takes flight

Jun 29, 2014

Honda's first jet takes flight

Honda’s first business jet has already made its maiden flight ahead of its expected certification and delivery next year, the company said in a press release over the weekend. The 84-minute flight of the HondaJet took place Friday near the world headquarters of Honda ...

Jun 25, 2014

Five Japanese firms among top 10 global green brands

U.S. consulting firm Interbrand said Tuesday that five Japanese companies were among the 10 best global green brands in 2014, recognizing their work on tackling environment problems. Ford Motor Co. took the top spot for its commitment to electric vehicles, ousting Toyota Motor Corp., ...