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 ...

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

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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 ...

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

Sep 6, 2013

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

General Motors Co. and Nissan Motor Co., the biggest sellers of rechargeable cars, posted record U.S. plug-in sales in August as their low-cost leases pushed battery-vehicle deliveries this year past last year’s tally. GM delivered 3,351 Chevrolet Volt plug-in sedans last month, up 18 ...

Carmakers join push to spread charging stations

Jul 29, 2013

Carmakers join push to spread charging stations

Domestic automakers led by Nissan Motor Co., producer of the zero-emission Leaf car, said they’ll team up to build up the number of the charging stations across the country to speed up adoption of electric cars. Nissan, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and ...