The Japanese plug-in electric car market loses its momentum. In 2018 some 52,000 plug-ins were sold, which sadly decreased by 7% year-over-year.
Nissan celebrates tremendous achievement of selling 136,324 Note cars in Japan last year and 70% of those were e-POWER versions. So, why not make it a plug-in?
Nissan didn't wait long to announce prices for the new LEAF e+ version of the LEAF for Japan and for Europe. With this info, we guess at U.S. pricing.
For the first time since his arrest about seven weeks ago, Carlos Ghosn (former Nissan CEO) had an opportunity to appear and speak in court in Tokyo.
After presenting the Tesla Model 3 in Japan in November, it's now known that the first deliveries will begin in the second half of 2019.
In Japan, Tesla Model 3 will go on sale (first deliveries) in the second half of 2019, though some think it might be delayed a bit.
Year 2018 is a record one for the Nissan LEAF in Japan, as the new LEAF is selling like hot cakes. However, demand seems to have stabilized now.
China and Japan strongly support the joint development of a unified next-gen ultra-fast charging standard by CEC and CHAdeMO.
Over the past years, Toshiba developed a new titanium niobium oxide – TiNb2O7 (TNO) composite anode, which could enable it to produce better SCiB batteries
In September 2018, Nissan sold in Japan 2,811 LEAFs (up 1,292% year-over-year). In the first nine months of 2018, sales amounted 21,502.
Nissan is expanding its e-share mobi car sharing service in Japan, which was launched in January 2018 with new LEAF and Note e-POWER.
Mitsubishi Motors launched the 2019 Outlander PHEV in Japan at prices from ¥3,939,840 to ¥5,090,040 (around $35,500 to $48,900), incl. consumption tax.
More than 2,000 Nissan LEAFs were sold In Japan last month, as second-generation attracts 75% more customers than year ago.
A recent report reveals that peak oil is expected to arrive around 2036 - just around the time when electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles are expected to...
In June, Nissan barely increased LEAF sales in Japan, which hopefully is not the early sign of saturation after nine months of the second-generation version...
Automotive industry is carefully watching changes on the market. The expansion of plug-in electric car segment makes new players interested in EV parts.
Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is trying to leverage research on solid-state batteries for electric cars.