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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 17, 2023
Mazda to launch EV-only model in 2027 to accelerate shift
The CEO has vowed to step up electrification efforts in China, the largest auto market in the world, betting that a shift to EVs in the country will proceed at a rapid pace.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 14, 2023
Mitsubishi Motors suspends China business after sluggish sales
The automaker said that China’s transition away from gasoline cars to cleaner vehicles had hit its existing line up and seen sales fall far below expectations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 14, 2023
Japanese automakers beef up all-solid-state battery development
With all-solid-state batteries considered to vastly improve the performance of electric vehicles, the government has begun providing financial assistance in the field.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 13, 2023
Ford to seek flexible use of EV production workforce in contract talks with UAW
The U.S. has been the slowest major market to adopt EVs, lagging behind China and Europe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 12, 2023
Slow-selling EVs are the U.S. auto industry's new headache
More than 90 new EV models are expected to hit the U.S. market through 2026, according to AutoForecast Solutions. Many will struggle to reach profitable sales volumes, analysts said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 11, 2023
Honda accelerating shift to electric vehicles
The company is moving to form alliances with other firms and reorganize its parts procurement network.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 10, 2023
China-led EV boom in Thailand threatens Japan's grip on key market
Siam Motors is in talks with several Chinese automakers about potential partnerships, particularly for high-end electric vehicles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2023
Toyota taps U.S. ESG bond market to fund electric-car push
Operating margins may rise just as peers face pressure from the launch of new EVs, additional competition from Chinese manufacturers and pricing tactics from Tesla.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 4, 2023
Japan a likely winner in United States’ China strategy
While America's economic security posture toward China may be too much for some countries to stomach, it is at least helping its closest allies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 3, 2023
Panasonic needs four more EV battery plants, executive says
Panasonic Energy CTO Shoichiro Watanabe signaled an openness to potential joint ventures for EV battery production, citing the changing nature of such projects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2023
Tesla and BYD post record sales on demand for electric vehicles
Elon Musk’s vow to chase volume by cutting prices seems to have worked, but BYD still dominates the Chinese market with fresher lineup and increasingly global ambitions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 3, 2023
Norway's quest for 'black gold' from used car batteries
An essential part of many clean energy technologies, 'critical minerals' may energize the transition to a decarbonized economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jun 30, 2023
New battery sourcing rules make Japanese EVs ineligible for U.S. tax breaks
The new standards say a certain share of battery parts must be made and assembled in North America, with similar rules for key minerals used as materials for the batteries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 27, 2023
A second life for EV batteries? Depends how long the first is.
Demand for used batteries for storage is likely to soar as intermittent renewable energy takes on a bigger role.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 23, 2023
Lithium producers warn supplies may not meet global EV demand
Staffing shortages, inflation and delays in issuing mine permission may hinder efforts to source enough of the battery metal to meet aggressive electrification timelines.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2023
Markets warm to Toyota after EV and battery development plans ease fears
Nomura Securities and Mizuho Securities are among firms that have have raised their price targets for the Japanese auto giant since it revealed details of a new push into electrification.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Jun 22, 2023
For EV batteries, lithium iron phosphate narrows the gap with nickel and cobalt
Technological advances have reduced the performance gap with more widely used materials.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2023
Mazda eyes EV battery supply partnership with Panasonic Energy
Such an effort on lithium-ion batteries is likely to carry Mazda a step closer to ramping up production of electric vehicles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 18, 2023
Japan's Nidec to enter flying vehicle motor business
The motor maker will set up a joint venture in the U.S. with Brazil's Embraer to make electric flying vehicle components.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2023
Inside the race to remake lithium extraction for EV batteries
The global battle to reshape the lithium industry is sucking in oil producers and tech startups, each jockeying to be the first to reinvent how the key metal is produced.

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