Dec 24, 2014

Major carmakers cut domestic production in November

The nation’s top three carmakers on Wednesday reported weaker domestic production for November as the lingering impact of the consumption tax hike in April dented sales and their strategy to build more vehicles overseas led to reduced exports. Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s largest ...

Nov 9, 2014

Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles over faulty Takata air bags

Nissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment. The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. ...

Nov 5, 2014

Nissan reports 25% rise in first-half net profit

Nissan Motor Co. has reported robust growth in its group net profit for the fiscal first half and is maintaining its full-year profit forecast despite lowering its projection for global sales on weaker performance in China. Nissan, Japan’s second-largest carmaker by volume, posted on ...

Nissan says it has no plan to reduce battery production at U.S. plant

Sep 21, 2014

Nissan says it has no plan to reduce battery production at U.S. plant

Nissan is dismissing speculation that it intends to scale back electric car battery production at its plant in Tennessee. Nissan’s ambitious electric vehicle program has been a signature initiative of Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive at both Renault and Nissan. “The Renault-Nissan alliance remains ...

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 ...