Nissan to launch first electric minivan

Business / Corporate Jun 9, 2014

Nissan to launch first electric minivan

by Masaaki Kameda

Nissan Motor Co., moving to expand its lineup of eco-friendly vehicles here, said Monday it will launch its first all-electric commercial-use vehicle in October. "While our competitors are coming to market with their first electric vehicle, we're breaking convention once again by expanding and diversifying ...

Ultracompacts zip into the future

National | ADVANCES IN PROGRESS Dec 9, 2013

Ultracompacts zip into the future

by Kazuaki Nagata

In the near future, the nation's traffic scene may be characterized by the widespread use of ultracompact cars. According to the government and automakers, this will mean lower carbon dioxide emissions, less congestion in the cities, greater mobility for the elderly and a renewed enthusiasm ...

Converted EV begins 55-day nationwide demo run

Business Sep 24, 2013

Converted EV begins 55-day nationwide demo run

A British sports car that has been converted into an electric vehicle set off Tuesday on a 55-day demonstration run around Japan. The vehicle, converted from the two-seat Caterham Super Seven at a factory of Tohoku Jidosha Co. in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, will visit 46 ...