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US$8m for Shell-Toyota LA hydrogen station

Project Portal Class 8 FCEV. Source: Toyota

The California Energy Commission has given provisional approval to help fund the Project Portal hydrogen project at the LA and Long Beach terminals While Tesla works quietly on its electric Semi, down the coast Toyota has its plans for a hydrogen-powered version for drayage operations. Dubbed Project Portal, Toyota is …

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Japan H2 Mobility to build 80 H2 stations by 2022

YOKOHAMA, Japan (July 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan.

11 Japanese companies have joined forces to help accelerate the deployment of hydrogen (H2) stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan, pledging to build 80 H2 stations by 2022 Eleven companies have announced the joint establishment of “Japan H2 Mobility” (JHyM), aimed at eoxnaidng the provision and development of …

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Toyota develops new motor magnet using less neodymium

Neodymium magnets

Toyota aims to reduce the use of expensive and potentially unsustainable rare-earth materials in its motors, and finds success with a new neodymium magnet design It’s not just lithium supplies that are crucial to EV development. Rare-earth minerals like neodymium and dysprosium are required for motors and other key components, …

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Suzuki’s Indian unit to make affordable EV

Source: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki managing director discusses plan develop affordable compact EV in India – outside of the company’s existing partnership with Toyota India’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki will start making an affordable electric vehicle (EV) by 2020, reports newspaper the Economic Times. The EV will be based initially on technology from Japan’s …

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Toyota to build Tri-Gen plant for power, hydrogen in Long Beach

Fuelcell Energy Tri-Gen unit

Combined electricity and hydrogen Tri-Gen plant will supply Project Portal truck and Mirai FCEVs with fuel Undeterred in its commitment to hydrogen technology, Toyota recently announced that it had begun trialling Project Portal – a class 8 truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell – at the Port of Los …

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“Expensive” battery EVs not a fit for Toyota, says chairman

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada in 2015. Source: Toyota

Current battery technology and expense means EVs are not ready for mass production, Toyota’s chairman said in an interview Electric cars are not yet ready for the mainstream, the chairman of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp told Der Spiegel. “Battery-powered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes …

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