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Browsing the "Japan" Tag

The New Nissan ARIYA: An Exclusive Interview With Nissan Chief Engineer Hikaru Nakajima

September 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The ARIYA, Nissan’s new crossover electric vehicle, was announced on the 15th of July. Besides a base price of 5 million yen ($47,000), there are few details available to the public, and deliveries will not start until the middle of 2021. Until then, several exciting new EVs from Nissan’s competitors (Honda e, DS 3 Crossback E-tense, Lexus UX-300e, Mazda MX-30) will be released. Is it worth waiting for the


Japan’s Disappointing EV Sales Are Bad For Africa, & Here’s Why

August 8th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

A potential bottleneck could come quite soon on the used EV supply side. Thanks to Japanese OEM’s love of mild hybrids and their quest to prolong the ICE age as long as possible, sales of EVs in Japan have been very disappointing. Sales have been so poor that the market share of EVs in Japan was recently just under 1%


Mobileye & WILLER Partner For Robotaxis In Japan

August 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

News this month out of Japan is that Mobileye is partnering with WILLER, an unfamiliar name to an American like me but apparently "one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region," in order to launch robotaxi service in Japan, Taiwan, and elsewhere in Southeast Asian


Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel Sourcing — Australia? Bolivia? China?

July 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Following some of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's comments regarding battery production during the quarterly Tesla conference call for shareholders last week, I decided to have two long conversations with Howard Klein and Rodney Hooper of RK Equity about the EV battery production and mining industries


Next Tesla Gigafactory For Asia: Japan Or South Korea?

July 18th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Yahoo! Japan reported that other than China, Tesla may be considering gigafactory plans at sites in either Japan or South Korea. The article noted that Elon Musk was asked on Twitter about plans to build a new plant in Asia outside of China. "Yeah, but first we need to finish Giga Berlin and a second US Giga to serve the eastern half of North America," was Elon Musk's reply


Japan Has Extremely “Ugh” 0.7% EV Market Share

June 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As a time when Europe has risen its EV market share among its overall auto market to about 7%, at a time when Tesla sales are blowing up in the US auto market, at a time when China is solidly maturing the EV market in its borders, Japan is playing hide & seek while hoping a fuel cell magic trick somehow produces real magic


Consortium Created To Promote Zero-Emission Electric Vessels

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric bikes, electric cars, electric vans, electric trucks — we keep electrifying bigger and bigger vehicles. Next on the plate are large ocean vessels and airplanes. Regarding the latter, we've covered oodles of startup and large corporate efforts to get electric aircraft off the ground. (Pun not initially intended.) Regarding electric ocean vessels, that appears to be a much less mature industry, but work is commencing



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