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GKN to build new driveline production facility in Japan

GKN Nagoya plant

New factory in Tokoname City will replace Nagoya plant and supply increased demand for electrification technologies in Asia GKN Driveline plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Tokoname City, Japan. The new site will replace an older plant, reportedly representing “a substantial technological upgrade” of the company’s local capabilities. …

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E-KIZUNA powerhouse to drive electric motorcycle uptake in Japan

E-KIZUNA project agreement is signed. Source: Honda

Honda and Yamaha come together to test electric motorcycle project for E-KIZUNA. The city of Saitama, Japan, Honda Motor, and Yamaha Motor revealed that this agreement marks the first joint initiative between a government body and motorcycle manufacturers. The partnership has come about as a result of the E-KIZUNA project, …

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11 companies take on ‘all-Japan’ approach to hydrogen infrastructure

Toyota Hydrogen Station concept
Source: Toyota

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are among the 11 companies which have agreed to work together to construct large-scale hydrogen stations in Japan. According to Toyota, the move is intended to boost the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles through the development of infrastructure and vehicle production. The companies involved also …

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Rumours abound over Nissan battery unit sale

AESC's Leaf Battery Pack

Recent reports suggest that Nissan could be offloading its majority stake in battery manufacturing unit Automotive Energy Supply Corporation Fierce competition over the production of better and cheaper lithium-ion batteries is beginning to take its toll on some of the automotive sector’s biggest players. According to an August 5 report …

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