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Japan To Spend $385 Million On Hydrogen For 2020 Olympics Deadline

Japan To Spend $385 Million On Hydrogen For 2020 Olympics Deadline

Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and officials there are already preparing the city to host an influx of athletes--and bask in the global spotlight. Japan is also using the Games as an opportunity to promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars. ALSO SEE: Japan Eases Laws, Boosts Incentives For... read more

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk delivers first Tesla Model S electric cars in Tokyo, Sept 2014

Tesla Sets Up Shop In Japan, Sells First Electric Cars

While Tesla Motors now sells electric cars in North America, parts of Europe, and--perhaps most importantly--China, it continues to expand its sales footprint. The most... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda To Offer Diesel-Hybrid (In Japan Only) While U.S. Diesels Still MIA

Mazda's American customers are still waiting on their first diesel model, but the Japanese brand could soon offer its home-market customers a diesel hybrid option too... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Nissan And Mitsubishi To Join Forces On Low-Cost Electric Minicar

Mitsubishi was the earliest maker to launch a modern battery-electric small car and sell it in volume, and Nissan has emerged as by far the world's highest-volume seller of... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

Japan's Fuel-Cell Vehicle Pursuit: Is It Obama's 'All Of The Above' Approach?

Two Japanese automakers, Toyota and Honda, are putting their weight behind fuel-cell vehicles, rather than battery electric cars, as the alternative-propulsion technology of... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf recycled components

Nissan Leaf Video Highlights Use Of Recycled Materials

As you drive your shiny new Nissan Leaf out of the dealership in silence and zero-emissions cleanliness, it's easy to forget all the resources and energy that have gone into... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan: Final Design, Price Revealed For Japan

Toyota has said for many years that it plans to build and sell a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, and now the company has trickled out some more information on that car... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Japan's Government Clamps Down On Tiny Kei Cars, Fearing Irrelevance

Japan does small cars like no other country on earth--mainly because they have to. The nation's Kei-jidosha car class was set up to make a class of car that was cheaper to... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Japan's Automakers & Government Move To Dominate Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Battery-electric, or fuel-cell? Japanese automakers are divided on the subject--Nissan and Mitsubishi brought electric cars to the market early, but Toyota and Honda have... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Fomm Concept One

Electric-Car Concept From Japan Floats Like A Boat In Emergencies

There are electric cars and (a few) amphibious cars, but what about electric amphibious cars? In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, there have... read more April 6, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road concept car

Toyota i-Road Trials Start In Tokyo: Another Electric Not-Quite-Car

Toyota is to start real-world consumer trials of its unique i-Road urban electric vehicle in its native Japan. Like its European equivalent, Renault's Twizy, the i-Road aims... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at Anyo-in Temple in Japan.

Temple Priest Reflects On Owning Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Video

With just over 100,000 units sold, the Nissan Leaf electric car is accumulating a diverse collection of owners. But Wasei Hirai isn't your average commuter. Instead of... read more January 23, 2014 by 


 
Suzuki Every van - DY5W-sport via Wikimedia Commons

Suzuki Every Electric Car Does 800 Miles, Sets New Japanese Range Record

A few years ago, the concept of an electric car achieving 300 miles on a charge was virtually unheard of. That made one duo's achievement in a Tesla Roadster very special... read more November 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Supplies Tight In 'Rolling Release'

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 
New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)

2015 Honda Fit To Have 36-MPG Combined Gas Mileage Rating

The new 2015 Honda Fit will have a combined EPA gas mileage rating of 36 mpg, according to Honda officials. That's the second-highest rating for any five-door subcompact... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
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