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 ...

Toyota to start Tokyo trial of i-Road vehicle in green mobility push

Apr 10, 2015

Toyota to start Tokyo trial of i-Road vehicle in green mobility push

Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota Motor Corp.’s three-wheeled electric car-cum-motorbike from Friday, in a trial aimed at crafting a global business model to reduce gridlock and pollution. The world’s top-selling automaker will partner Japanese car-sharing service operator Park24 ...

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 to launch self-driving car in Japan in 2016, Ghosn says

Apr 3, 2015

Nissan to launch self-driving car in Japan in 2016, Ghosn says

Nissan Motor Co. will launch a car with self-driving technologies in Japan in 2016, the automaker’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, announced in New York. “There will be a Nissan product in Japan, which will carry autonomous drive,” Ghosn said at a news conference Thursday on ...