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“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special

Today, AkihabaraNews attended the 3rd International Smart Grid Expo at Tokyo Big Site. It was certainly exciting to see so many companies from around the world attending the event. Of course we saw solar panels and every kind of high-t[...]
“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special
“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special

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Saginomiya Seisakusho Driving simulation vehicle testing system reproduces movement on a real vehicle

Saginomiya is developing a vehicle testing system that combines an actual vehicle with computer simulation. “Broadly speaking, we’re using two types of test system. On the right is a driving simulator, which is for sensory [...]
Saginomiya Seisakusho Driving simulation vehicle testing system reproduces movement on a real vehicle

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Aisin ITS demosntrates Intelligent monitoring and warning system for vehicles

The Aisin Group has shown a demonstration car featuring their latest Intelligent Transportation Systems technology, with a range of intelligent monitoring and warning systems. “In this system, a camera detects where your face is,[...]
Aisin ITS demosntrates Intelligent monitoring and warning system for vehicles

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KOBOT City EV Concept Vehicle Transforms With The Push Of A Button

The Kobot is a new EV concept for navigating around cities and towns, developed by Kowa Tmsuk. There are three models in this prototype range, the single person vehicles ν (nyu) and β(beta), which with the push of a button from a smart[...]
KOBOT City EV Concept Vehicle Transforms With The Push Of A Button

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Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Press Briefing – Toyota, Nissan, Honda

Interested in Hi-tech and Car? Wanted to come to Japan for this year Tokyo Motor Show but was stuck at the office? Don’t worry here you are a nice little recap video just for you! This Video is provided to you by DigInfo.tv, Akih[...]
Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Press Briefing – Toyota, Nissan, Honda

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Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

Toyota has developed robots for care support, in response to society’s aging demographics. These robots have been co-developed with Fujita Health University. They utilize advanced technologies from Toyota, including motor control[...]
Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

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Nissan Unveils New Power Supply System Through Nissan LEAF

Nissan today unveiled a system which enables electricity to be supplied from the lithium-ion batteries installed in Nissan LEAF to ordinary households, as part of its comprehensive efforts toward the realization of a zero-emission soci[...]
Nissan Unveils New Power Supply System Through Nissan LEAF
Nissan Unveils New Power Supply System Through Nissan LEAF

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[Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs!

Today at Techno-Frontier 2011, the Tokyo University of Science demonstrates their latest achievement with the world first rare-earth-free electric motor of reluctance motor for Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Nowadays, all electric vehicles f[...]
[Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs!
[Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs!

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Sony to inter into the EV Battery Car business

According to the Mainichi Daily News (Via Kyodo), Sony is apparently in Talk since mid 2010 with several automakers around the world in order to propose its skill and technology with it comes with lithium-ion batteries for EVs. With it[...]
Sony to inter into the EV Battery Car business

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Pioneer develop the first Navigation System for Electric Vehicle

Pioneer Japan introduced the AVIC-ZH09-MEV, the company’s first Navigation System tailored and optimized for an EV (Electric Vehicle). Pioneer did not simply re-brand one of its Navigation Systems, but built a completely new devi[...]
Pioneer develop the first Navigation System for Electric Vehicle
Pioneer develop the first Navigation System for Electric Vehicle

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Toyota Housing bring EV’s power to home

Toyota Housing builds an experimental house in Toyota City (Aichi Prefecture) that comes with the possibility to be powered by any EV or PHEV Cars (Electric Vehicle / Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) in case of emergency. Equipped with[...]
Toyota Housing bring EV’s power to home
Toyota Housing bring EV’s power to homeToyota Housing bring EV’s power to homeToyota Housing bring EV’s power to homeToyota Housing bring EV’s power to homeToyota Housing bring EV’s power to home

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Toyota develops low-priced EV charging stand

Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Media Service showed their jointly developed G-Station, a charging stand for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, at the Smart Grid Exhibition 2011. G-Station verifies and communicates via a non-con[...]
Toyota develops low-priced EV charging stand

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Mitsubishi to use Toshiba’s SCiB battery to recharge its i-MiEV to 80 percent in just 15 minutes

Last Week Both Toshiba and Mitsubishi announced that Toshiba’s SCiB or Super Charge Ion Battery technology would now be part of Mitsubishi i-MiEV EV. The main advantage of Toshiba’s SCiB technology over other batteries is its capacity [...]
Mitsubishi to use Toshiba’s SCiB battery to recharge its i-MiEV to 80 percent in just 15 minutes
Mitsubishi to use Toshiba’s SCiB battery to recharge its i-MiEV to 80 percent in just 15 minutes

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Build-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of it

Schedule to be put on the market within this year at a price yet disclosed this the JEVC or Japan EV Club demonstrated at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition a DIY EV replica of the French first super car the “JAMAIS CONTENTE” that was the fir[...]
Build-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of it
Build-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of itBuild-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of itBuild-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of itBuild-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of it

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Waseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition

Waseda and Phira Design’s P70T is not a new car per se and has been introduced back in 2009 during the latest Tokyo Motor Show. Still many never heard about this concept and while visit this week Smart Grid Exhibition we could not resi[...]
Waseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition
Waseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition

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Honda Releases the Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle Hybrid

Honda has released the new wagon-style compact car Fit Shuttle, which was delayed due to effects from the Tohoku Earthquake. The gasoline model starts at 1.61 million yen and the hybrid model at 1.81 million yen. The Fit Shuttle Hybrid[...]
Honda Releases the Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle Hybrid

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Sanyo and Yokohama Rubber to team up in Pikes Peak race June 26

Today Sanyo announced that its lithium-ion batteries will be used in the Yokohama Rubber electric vehicle (EV) operated by “Team Yokohama EV Challenge” for the upcoming 89th annual hill-climbing motor sports race, the ̶[...]
Sanyo and Yokohama Rubber to team up in Pikes Peak race June 26
Sanyo and Yokohama Rubber to team up in Pikes Peak race June 26

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First Video of Nissan Stunning LEAF Nismo RC

This my friends is the EV you always dreamed of driving! Announced by Nissan last April, the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC is the sportier version of your good old LEAF. Capable to reach naught to sixty in 6.82 seconds (0 to 100km/h) the Leaf N[...]
First Video of Nissan Stunning LEAF Nismo RC

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Honda Signs E-KIZUNA Project (Honda Smart Home System) Agreement with City of Saitama

Honda announced yesterday that they finally signed an agreement with the City of Saitama in Japan for the cooperation in Co2 reduction testing with Honda’s Mart Home System. This agreement will fist allow a really test drive of the usa[...]
Honda Signs E-KIZUNA Project (Honda Smart Home System) Agreement with City of Saitama

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SIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EV

Early April SIM-Drive announced that its newly developed SIM-Lei electric car reached 333km of range on a single charge! Also when we learned that the company will be attending an exhibition at Tokyo Bight Sight last week we could not [...]
SIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EV
SIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EV

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Toyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next year

Barely a month after our first test drive of Toyota’s Prius A prototype, Toyota invited us today to the official launch of its new Seven Seater known overseas Prius V in North America and Prius + In Europe. So what’s new here? Well act[...]
Toyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next year
Toyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next year

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Tajima Motors launches its light and compact e-Runner motorcycle in Japan

Tajima-Motors, the company that gave us EV Mini Sport Clean Runner, launched in Japan yesterday yet another EV wonders with the e-Runner a compact, light and affordable Electric motorcycle. The e-Runner, available in several different [...]
Tajima Motors launches its light and compact e-Runner motorcycle in Japan

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