Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

/ Nov 24, 2016

Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

Toyota Motor Corp. said it aims to develop a new, more advanced electric car battery “in a few years” that will allow it to improve driving range and battery life by up to 15 percent. Such performance-enhanced lithium-ion battery technology will likely enable all ...

First EV without a battery unveiled in Aichi

Mar 18, 2016

First EV without a battery unveiled in Aichi

Toyohashi University of Technology and Taisei Corp. unveiled Friday what they say is the world’s first electric vehicle that runs without a battery, using special tires that draw power from an electrified road surface. In a driving test at the school in Toyohashi, Aichi ...

/ Apr 8, 2015

Japanese firm assembling e-trikes in Philippines

A Japanese electric vehicle manufacturer has begun mass producing electric tricycles in the Philippines. BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Uzushio Electric Co., is capable of producing at least 500 e-trikes a month. “The Philippines is the biggest market for this ...

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

/ Sep 20, 2014

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

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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 ...

Tesla handing over the keys to its technology

Jun 13, 2014

Tesla handing over the keys to its technology

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Thursday to give away the company’s entire patent portfolio to all comers, as long ...