Tag: Japan

GM And Cruise To Help Honda With Autonomous Mobility Service In Japan

Honda will receive assistance from General Motors and Cruise for its planned self-driving mobility service (MaaS) in Japan. In a recent statement, Honda confirmed that Cruise will send its self-driving test vehicles to Japan and begin local development of them later this year. The Japanese car manufacturer has also confirmed that its self-driving mobility service […]

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Nissan, Honda Forced To Slow Production Due To A Global Shortage Of Semiconductors

Nissan said it will cut down production of the Note this month as a response to a shortage of semiconductors, following Honda’s announcement that its output in Japan will also be affected. The global shortage of semiconductors is, according to Reuters, caused by consumer demand bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, causing manufacturing delays for […]

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2021 Toyota C+pod Is A Tiny EV With Plastic Body Panels

Toyota has uncovered a new urban electric vehicle in Japan, the C+pod, which targets corporate users, local governments and other organizations, with sales for individual customers planned for 2022. Previewed by last year’s Ultra Compact BEV Concept, it uses a small electric motor mounted at the back that drives the rear wheels, with a maximum […]

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Toyota President Calls Electric Cars ‘Overhyped’, Lashes Out At ICE Bans

Toyota president Akio Toyoda has lamented the growing hype around electric vehicles and expressed concerns about politicians pushing too hard to ban ICE vehicles. While speaking at a news conference for the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, of which he is chairman, Toyoda claimed Japan would run out of electricity in the summer if all vehicles […]

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