Toyota abandons electric vehicle tie-up with Tesla

Business / Corporate Jun 3, 2017

Toyota abandons electric vehicle tie-up with Tesla

Toyota Motor Corp. has terminated its business and capital partnership with Tesla Inc. by selling its stake in the U.S. electric car maker, sources said Saturday. Toyota's decision suggests Japan's largest automaker sees no need to team up with Tesla on EV development because it ...

Electric vehicles need cleaner energy grid: Nissan's Ghosn

Business / Corporate Nov 4, 2016

Electric vehicles need cleaner energy grid: Nissan's Ghosn

Electric cars will fall short of helping the environment without cleaner energy to charge the vehicles' batteries, said Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA. "At least the car industry is bringing a breakthrough, which consists in saying that you ...

Japan has more car chargers than gas stations

Business Feb 16, 2015

Japan has more car chargers than gas stations

by Timothy Coulter

There are more electric-car charging points in Japan than there are gas stations. That surprising discovery comes from Nissan Motor Co., which reported that the number of power points in Japan, including fast-chargers and those in homes, has surged to 40,000, surpassing the nation's 34,000 ...