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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 20, 2017
Tesla scares the rest of the auto industry
Most all of the major auto manufacturers have been frightened by Tesla into embracing hybrid and/or electric vehicles. Now Tesla has claimed the all-important speed crown.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2017
Tesla still in production 'hell' as factory issues delay Model 3: Musk
Tesla Inc. still hasn't figured out how to overcome manufacturing challenges that threaten its viability as an automaker, with glitches on the battery line pushing out production targets for the Model 3 sedan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 24, 2017
What electric vehicles portend for the future
The widespread use of electric vehicles would be good for the environment, but could be bad news for millions of workers in the automotive industry.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 24, 2017
Can EVs sow the seeds of Detroit's comeback?
Can Detroit win the race for future dominance in the e-vehicles market?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 18, 2017
Nissan admits improper safety inspections continued after president's public apology
Nissan Motor says that improper safety inspections performed by unauthorized staff continued at one of its assembly plants even after the scandal came to light last month.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 17, 2017
Tesla's former battery director joins high-tech farming startup Plenty
Tesla Inc.'s former director of battery technology has joined Plenty Inc. to lead the vertical farming startup's plan to build indoor growing rooms around the world.
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.'s 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.

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