Tuesday 16 April 2024
Top Japanese carmakers solidify EV battery recycling plans as Toyota partners with Minmetals
Meiwa Corporation, a Japan-based chemical material producer, Toyota, and China Minmetals Corporation recently announced they will set up a joint venture for EV battery recycling in...
Monday 15 April 2024
Aisin plans to sell lighter, more durable PSC in 2030
Japan-based Aisin, a Toyota Motor's affiliate, has been testing and producing Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC) at a small scale.
Monday 1 April 2024
Suzuki joins Japan's auto SoC alliance as government reportedly to offer subsidy
Suzuki Motor has become the latest member of Japan's Advanced SoC Research for Automotive (ASRA).
Monday 25 March 2024
BYD takes on EV laggards Toyota, VW with steep China price cuts
Not content with unseating Tesla Inc. as the world's top-selling electric car maker, BYD Co. has now set its sights on stealing customers from the likes of Toyota Motor Corp. and...
Friday 22 March 2024
Does Toyoda sell a solid hydrogen future?
In a speech in January 2024, Toyota chairman Akio Toyoda said battery EVs (BEV) can only take up at most 30% market share, no matter how much the vehicle progresses. Hybrid EVs (HEV),...
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Toyota accelerates hydrogen energy agenda amid global market surge
As one of the key players driving the expansion of hydrogen energy, Toyota is making strategic moves to capitalize on the burgeoning global demand for green hydrogen.
Thursday 7 March 2024
Electrifying Brazil: BYD begins plant construction as Stellantis, Toyota increase investments
South America's largest economy sees growing automotive investment. China-based BYD recently started building an industrial complex for EVs in Brazil, aiming to produce 15,000 vehicles...
Tuesday 5 March 2024
Let them fight: Toyota momentarily pips Samsung in market value
On February 15, 2024, the market value of Japan's Toyota Motor Corporation briefly surpassed that of South Korea's Samsung Electronics
Monday 4 March 2024
Toyota prepares to take hydrogen to the moon... and China
Toyota is preparing to produce hydrogen fuel cells in China.
Tuesday 27 February 2024
TSMC gives Japan's automotive IDM firms the kiss of life
TSMC's new wafer plants in Europe, the US, and Japan are reenergizing automotive IDM firms around the world.
Monday 26 February 2024
Toyota and Chiyoda forge alliance to revolutionize hydrogen energy production
Toyota has unveiled a groundbreaking partnership with Chiyoda Corporation to revolutionize hydrogen energy production and expedite its widespread adoption, set to reshape the landscape...
Friday 16 February 2024
VW surpasses BYD as China's top car vendor
According to international media reports, the Chinese automotive market saw an unexpected sales performance in January from Volkswagen, which took first place in local production...
Wednesday 7 February 2024
TSMC discloses plan for 2nd fab in Japan
TSMC has announced plans for a second wafer fab through Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), a joint venture between the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry and its Japanese...
Tuesday 6 February 2024
Toyota sees profits double thanks to robust HEV sales, raising FY24 forecasts
Toyota Motor experienced sales growth in all regions in the April-December 2023 period. Strong hybrid EV sales specifically helped the carmaker double its profits. The company also...
Monday 5 February 2024
Nissan aims to mass-produce LFP batteries in 2026 for emerging markets
Nissan plans to manufacture the cheaper LFP batteries in Japan. Starting in 2026, the automaker will use the batteries to power EVs sold in emerging markets.