Transportation / Mobility

Mitsubishi Model Tops EPA's List of Fuel Efficient Electric Vehicles

February 12, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mitsubishi Model Tops EPA's List of Fuel Efficient Electric Vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA) announced on November 17, 2011, that...
 
Japanese Companies to Test New System to Promote Use of Electric-Powered Taxis, Reduce GHGs

December 29, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Companies to Test New System to Promote Use of Electric-Powered Taxis, Reduce GHGs

Five Japanese companies jointly announced on July 5, 2011, that their experiment...
 
Toyota Industries Develops Air-Powered Car

December 21, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

Toyota Industries Develops Air-Powered Car

Toyota Industries Corp., one of the Toyota Group companies, announced on Sep...
 
'No My Car Week' Reduces 22.4 Tons of CO2 in Japanese City

December 3, 2011

Climate Change

 

'No My Car Week' Reduces 22.4 Tons of CO2 in Japanese City

The city of Kashiwazaki in northwest Japan implemented a "No My Car Week" from J...
 
EV Car Sharing and Rental Car Home-Delivery Services Offered at Newly Built Condominium

November 21, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

EV Car Sharing and Rental Car Home-Delivery Services Offered at Newly Built Condominium

Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., a major Japanese real estate developer, announce...
 
Mitsubishi Motors, Others Announce Devices to Convert EV Battery Power for Home Use

November 11, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Motors, Others Announce Devices to Convert EV Battery Power for Home Use

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) announced on July 6, 2011, a technology to supply ...
 
Car Sharing Starts in Disaster-Stricken Areas to Help Reconstruction

November 4, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car Sharing Starts in Disaster-Stricken Areas to Help Reconstruction

DoCoDeMo Eco Car (DDEC) started providing vehicles for sharing among displac...
 
Major Japanese Breweries Share Logistics to Cut CO2 Emissions

October 30, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Major Japanese Breweries Share Logistics to Cut CO2 Emissions

Asahi Breweries, Ltd. and Kirin Brewery Co., two major Japanese brewers, announc...
 
Toyota to Introduce Power-Supply System to Its Hybrid Vehicles

October 28, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

Toyota to Introduce Power-Supply System to Its Hybrid Vehicles

Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. announced on July 19, 2011, the introduction of a pow...
 
Yamato Starts Using Streetcars for Low-Carbon Parcel Transport

September 21, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Yamato Starts Using Streetcars for Low-Carbon Parcel Transport

Yamato Transport Co., a major parcel-delivery company in Japan, and Keifuku ...
 
Kanto District Transport Bureau Assigns First Local Public Transport Experts

September 15, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kanto District Transport Bureau Assigns First Local Public Transport Experts

The Kanto District Transport Bureau announced on April 25, 2011, that 13 lo...
 
Safety Standards Guidelines Announced in Japan for Converted EVs

August 18, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Safety Standards Guidelines Announced in Japan for Converted EVs

The Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV) announced on April...
 
Japanese Housing Maker Launches 'EV Equipped' Eco House

August 5, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Housing Maker Launches 'EV Equipped' Eco House

Kudo Corp., a Japanese construction company, has started to build spec houses na...
 
Manufacturer Unveils Emergency Household Power Kit Using EV Battery

August 2, 2011

Energy Conservation

 

Manufacturer Unveils Emergency Household Power Kit Using EV Battery

Hyakkado Co., a Japanese venture business especially active in electric vehi...
 
'Prius', 'Move' Top the Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars List of 2010

July 31, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

'Prius', 'Move' Top the Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars List of 2010

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism released on Marc...
 
Japanese Ministry Releases Numerical Data on Comfort of Public Transportation System

July 22, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Ministry Releases Numerical Data on Comfort of Public Transportation System

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism released in...
 
SIM-Drive Achieves 333 km Range per Charge in Early Model of EV

July 18, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

SIM-Drive Achieves 333 km Range per Charge in Early Model of EV

SIM-Drive Corp., a university-launched venture company directed by Professor Hir...
 
Advances in Freight Transport Shifts from Road to Rail Realize Fewer CO2 Emissions

June 24, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Advances in Freight Transport Shifts from Road to Rail Realize Fewer CO2 Emissions

Sekisui House, Ltd., a major housing construction company in Japan, started a mo...
 
Mitsubishi Motors to Donate EVs for Disaster Relief Activity

June 22, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mitsubishi Motors to Donate EVs for Disaster Relief Activity

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced on March 17, 2011, that it will donate i-MiEV ...
 
Yamato Transport Implements Vehicle-Free Parcel Collection and Delivery

June 5, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Yamato Transport Implements Vehicle-Free Parcel Collection and Delivery

Yamato Transport Co., a major parcel-delivery company, is working on opening...
 
Government to Boost Competitiveness of Ferry and Coastal Shipping Services with Shift to Low Carbon Society

June 3, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Government to Boost Competitiveness of Ferry and Coastal Shipping Services with Shift to Low Carbon Society

According to the outline of Japan's fiscal 2011 budget released on January ...
 
Sumitomo Promotes Modal Shift Utilizing Coastal Container Ships

May 31, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sumitomo Promotes Modal Shift Utilizing Coastal Container Ships

To promote modal shifts in transportation business by utilizing coastal cont...
 
World's First Regular Highway Shuttle Service Using Fuel Cell Buses Starts

May 6, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

World's First Regular Highway Shuttle Service Using Fuel Cell Buses Starts

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) started operation of its ...
 
Nissan Delivers 220 EVs to Car Rental Companies in Okinawa

May 2, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Delivers 220 EVs to Car Rental Companies in Okinawa

Nissan Motor Co., a major automobile manufacturer, delivered 220 units of its Le...
 
Ecodriving Found to Reduce CO2 Emissions of Nearby Traffic

March 13, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ecodriving Found to Reduce CO2 Emissions of Nearby Traffic

Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies announced on November 1...
 
Hachijo Island Introduces Electric Bicycle Rental Service Utilizing Green Energy

March 12, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Hachijo Island Introduces Electric Bicycle Rental Service Utilizing Green Energy

The Revitalization Council of Hachijo Island, which is located in the Pacific Oc...
 
Kanagawa Pref. Announces Concept Vehicle for Electric Bus with Low, Full Flat Floor

February 25, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kanagawa Pref. Announces Concept Vehicle for Electric Bus with Low, Full Flat Floor

Kanagawa Prefecture announced a body design for an electric bus with a low, ...
 
Nippon Express to Study CO2 Reductions in Asian Freight Industry Using Cloud Computing

February 15, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nippon Express to Study CO2 Reductions in Asian Freight Industry Using Cloud Computing

Nippon Express Co., a major Japanese freight company, announced on October 2...
 
Kawasaki City Eyes Exporting Water Resources For Industrial Use to Western Australia

January 22, 2011

Water

 

Kawasaki City Eyes Exporting Water Resources For Industrial Use to Western Australia

Kawasaki, one of the largest cities in Japan, announced on August 24, 2010, its ...
 
Japanese Heavy Industry Company Succeeds in Producing Bioethanol for Automobile Fuel

January 16, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese Heavy Industry Company Succeeds in Producing Bioethanol for Automobile Fuel

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., a leading Japanese heavy machinery manufact...
 
NEC to Reduce CO2 Emissions during PC Distribution by about 25% through Modal Shift

January 15, 2011

Climate Change

 

NEC to Reduce CO2 Emissions during PC Distribution by about 25% through Modal Shift

NEC Corp., a leading Japanese electronics company, and its subsidiary, NEC ...
 
Kokusai Kogyo Introduces White Roofed Buses to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

January 14, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kokusai Kogyo Introduces White Roofed Buses to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

Kokusai Kogyo Co., a Japanese bus transportation company, announced on September...
 
Mitsubishi Fuso Unveils Electric-Driven Truck at IAA Show in Hanover, Germany

January 10, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mitsubishi Fuso Unveils Electric-Driven Truck at IAA Show in Hanover, Germany

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC), one of Japan's leading commerci...
 
METI Announces 'EV & PHV Towns' Best Practice Handbook

January 7, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

METI Announces 'EV & PHV Towns' Best Practice Handbook

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released in its best practi...
 
Kitakyushu City Launches Official Use of Rental Bicycles

January 4, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kitakyushu City Launches Official Use of Rental Bicycles

Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture announced on August 24, 2010, that its...
 
Nissan and Sumitomo Establish Joint Company for Research on Second-Life Use of Lithium-Ion Batteries

December 27, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan and Sumitomo Establish Joint Company for Research on Second-Life Use of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Japan's Nissan Motor Co. and Sumitomo Corp. announced on September 15, 2010, tha...
 
Pilot Bicycle Rental Projects Start in Two Cities near Tokyo

December 15, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Pilot Bicycle Rental Projects Start in Two Cities near Tokyo

Beginning in September 2010, pilot bicycle rental projects have been initiat...
 
Municipality Conducts Pilot Test of Bicycle Rental Service

November 29, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Municipality Conducts Pilot Test of Bicycle Rental Service

On August 21, 2010, Kanazawa City launched a demonstration test of its munic...
 
Tokyo's Koto Ward Promoting EV Use to Cut CO2 Emissions

November 22, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokyo's Koto Ward Promoting EV Use to Cut CO2 Emissions

Tokyo's Koto Ward announced, on August 4, 2010, new measures to reduce carbo...
 
Car-Sharing System Membership Soaring

November 14, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car-Sharing System Membership Soaring

Park 24 Co., a major parking service company in Japan, announced on July 7, ...
 
Sagawa Express Adopts Original Car Navigation System for Efficient Home Delivery

October 29, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sagawa Express Adopts Original Car Navigation System for Efficient Home Delivery

Sagawa Express Co., a major home delivery company in Japan, introduced Biz-Navi,...
 
Japanese Manufacturer Tests Railway Battery System on New York City Subway

October 23, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Manufacturer Tests Railway Battery System on New York City Subway

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., a leading Japanese heavy machinery manufact...
 
Japanese Company to Inexpensively Convert Gasoline Vehicles into Electric Vehicles

October 22, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Company to Inexpensively Convert Gasoline Vehicles into Electric Vehicles

Hyakkado, a Japanese company which manufactures and sells electric vehicles ...
 
Sapporo City Begins Demonstration Test of Logistics System Utilizing Municipal Subway

October 21, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sapporo City Begins Demonstration Test of Logistics System Utilizing Municipal Subway

Sapporo City, Hokkaido, in northern Japan, announced on June 17, 2010, that ...
 
City of Kyoto Shifting from 'Car-Centric' into Being a 'Walking City'

October 15, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

City of Kyoto Shifting from 'Car-Centric' into Being a 'Walking City'

The City of Kyoto announced on June 8, 2010, that it had started seeking mo...
 
Mitsuoka Motor Launches New Type of EV:

October 11, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mitsuoka Motor Launches New Type of EV: "Like"

Mitsuoka Motor Co, a build-to-order manufacturer of unique cars, began accepting...
 
First Japanese-Made Ballast Water Management System to Be Put into Commercial Use

September 16, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

First Japanese-Made Ballast Water Management System to Be Put into Commercial Use

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) announced on June 24, 2010, that it...
 
Bridgestone Launches Top-Ranked Tire for Higher Fuel Efficiency

September 15, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Bridgestone Launches Top-Ranked Tire for Higher Fuel Efficiency

Bridgestone Co. launched a product named Ecopia EP100S in its new ECOPIA lin...
 
Pre-Orders for Nissan's New EV Exceeds 2010 Sales Goal in Two Months

September 11, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Pre-Orders for Nissan's New EV Exceeds 2010 Sales Goal in Two Months

Nissan Motor Co. announced on June 7, 2010, that it has received 6,000 pre-o...
 
Toyota Joins Demonstration Project to Establish Low-Carbon Society at Home and Abroad

September 10, 2010

Climate Change

 

Toyota Joins Demonstration Project to Establish Low-Carbon Society at Home and Abroad

Toyota Motor Corp. and Dream Incubator Inc., a business project consulting firm ...
 
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