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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 16, 2017
A world without exhaust pipes
The growing popularity of electric vehicles is set to curb one of the largest sources of global pollution, but consumption bias continues to impede many buyers' embrace of the technology.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 16, 2017
Do automakers dream of electric cars?
The automotive industry is precariously poised between a glamorous past and an opaque road ahead.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 29, 2017
Panasonic steps up lithium-ion battery production amid electric-vehicle boom
Panasonic Corp. said Friday it will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in fiscal 2019 at its plant in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production to meet growing demand for green vehicles across the globe.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 28, 2017
Toyota, Mazda, Denso agree to jointly launch EV tech firm
Toyota Motor Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. plan to jointly launch a new company to develop base technologies for use in electric vehicles, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 7, 2017
Subaru to idle diesel output in 2020 amid global shift to EVs
Subaru Corp. will stop selling diesel cars by around 2020 to focus on electric vehicle development, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 5, 2017
As electric vehicles gain momentum worldwide, Horiba CEO maintains emissions-reliant business is sound
What is the market leader in equipment for measuring automobile emissions to do if the vehicles of the future don't spew exhaust? Horiba Ltd., whose tech was central in exposing Volkswagen AG's diesel-cheating scandal, believes that day will never come.
BUSINESS
Aug 30, 2017
Japan consortium pioneers electric bus system in Malaysia
An experimental electric bus system has been introduced in Malaysia's administrative capital to reduce carbon emissions, in a demonstration project sponsored by a Japanese consortium of public and private partners.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 30, 2017
Elon Musk's battery demand boom lifts Japan's Tanaka Chemical
As Elon Musk pushes out from his California base to make electric vehicles ubiquitous, a Japanese firm deep in the depths of the battery supply chain is riding his wake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 7, 2017
Toyota to test mini EV-sharing service at Thai university
Toyota Motor Corp. will test a car-sharing service in Thailand using its mini electric vehicle model from December.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Aug 5, 2017
Global shift to EVs fuels Toyota-Mazda tie-up
Fear of falling behind as electric vehicles become more popular was apparently the impetus behind Toyota Motor Corp.u2019s capital tie-up with Mazda Motor Corp.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 4, 2017
Toyota, Mazda agree on $1.6 billion tie-up, will cooperate on EVs
In a bid to accelerate joint production in the United States and develop electric vehicles in a world moving away from fossil fuels, Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. agreed Friday to form a capital alliance.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 3, 2017
NEC mull exit from EV battery business
NEC Corp. might pull out of its lithium-ion battery business for electric vehicles by selling its battery electrode subsidiary to a Chinese investment fund, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 30, 2017
Government promises won't kill the combustion engine
The campaign to convince consumers that the combustion era is ending and electric is taking over is working about as well as anti-smoking campaigns did before cigarettes were banned in most public spaces and became prohibitively expensive for many smokers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 18, 2017
Driverless electric vehicle developed in France completes first test run in Japan
A self-driving electric vehicle developed by a French company completed its first demonstration test in Japan on Tuesday at a park in Tokyo, amid efforts to realize fully automated public transportation services.
EDITORIALS
Jul 15, 2017
Volvo's electrifying decision
Volvo, long at the forefront of automobile innovation, demonstrates this once again by saying it's going fully electric.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 10, 2017
China's electric cars are actually pretty dirty
Electric-vehicle technology is only as clean as its sources of power.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2017
With plans for electric versions of its vehicles, Subaru avoids reinventing the wheel
Subaru Corp. is considering electric versions of its existing models for the carmaker's first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world in pouring cash into battery-powered vehicles amid tightening emissions rules.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 17, 2017
New tech lets electric vehicles wirelessly charge as they drive, Japanese team says
Widely seen as the wave of the future, electric vehicles have faced a serious hurdle in pushing the technology to match or surpass the distance that traditional vehicles can drive in a single charge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Apr 11, 2016
Collaboration aims to resolve senior transportation challenges
Toyota Motor Corp. has started a three-year collaboration with Nagoya University, providing ¥360 million through its Toyota Mobility Foundation to facilitate transport for elderly residents.

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