23 Jun 2022
Toyota to Collaborate on Closed-Loop EV Battery Ecosystem
Toyota has embarked on a mission to create a sustainable, closed-loop battery ecosystem for its electrified powertrains. This mission focuses not only on the collection, testing and recycling of batteries into raw materials to create a sustainable supply chain, but also aims to develop second-life opportunities for remanufactured and repurposed Toyota hybrid electric vehicle batteries by leveraging battery health screening tools and empowering data from its vehicles.
7 Jun 2022
Toyota Residential Storage Battery System Based on EV Battery Tech
Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a home storage battery system. The O-Uchi Kyuden System uses electrified vehicle battery technology such as Toyota's battery control to provide a rated capacity of 8.7 kWh and a rated output of 5.5 kWh. This ensures safety and provides a supply of electricity to the entire home not just in normal situations, but even during power outages caused by natural disasters.
6 Jun 2022
Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype
Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings Inc, have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home. Toyota and Woven Planet will conduct Proof of Concept trials in various places, including Woven City, a human-centered smart city of the future currently being constructed in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
19 May 2022
EAVX and REE Begin Customer Evaluations of New Electric Walk-In Van
EAVX, a subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, and REE Automotive announced the companies' new fully electric walk-in van prototype will begin customer evaluation this summer. The class 5 vehicle debuts the EAVX body design powered by REE's modular P7 platform, making it the first fully drive-by-wire walk-in van on the market.
4 May 2022
Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
26 Apr 2022
In 2007, the Fisker Automotive Company was founded by current CEO Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler. Fisker Automotive Company had a tumultuous existence with early setbacks jeopardizing the company's future and leading to its bankruptcy. In 2016, Henrik Fisker revived the brand and it is now on the way to mass production at the end of 2022.
21 Apr 2022
Toyota Invests $383 Million in US Production
Advancing the company's commitment to vehicle electrification, Toyota will invest $383 million in four of its U.S. manufacturing plants that build the heart of new Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The new investment supports the production of four-cylinder engines, including options for hybrid electric vehicles, at its Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee plants.
13 Apr 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand
Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
12 Apr 2022
Embodied, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Embodied) is an American company specializing in social robots
8 Apr 2022
Groove X is a Japanese company specializing in social robots. It is now acquired by Maezawa Fund.
4 Apr 2022
Leyland Trucks, based in Leyland, UK, are a subsidiary of the American truck OEM, PACCAR group. Rob Lawton, Principle Engineer in Alternative Powertrains at Leyland, provided details on Leyland's truck electrification work.
2 Mar 2022
Isuzu, Hino, and Toyota Plan Next-Generation FCEV Route Bus
Isuzu Motors Limited, Hino Motors Ltd and Toyota Motor Corporation plan to strengthen their efforts to electrify buses toward the achievement of carbon neutrality by 2050. Isuzu and Hino to begin production of BEV flat-floor route buses in FY2024.
14 Feb 2022
Fuel Cells Are Not the Problem, the Hydrogen Fuel Is
On the face of it, 2021 was a good year for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in passenger car markets. Toyota, with their second generation Mirai FCEV, and Hyundai, with their NEXO FCEV, both had record sales, which largely made up for Honda announcing in June 2021 that it had decided to pull the plug on production of their Honda Clarity FCV (citing the lack of hydrogen infrastructure and weak demand).
3 Feb 2022
Smart Cities Pivot to Hydrogen and Other Priorities
Smart cities face new, exceptional challenges with new exceptional technologies. Those starting from scratch have seen a shakeout for reasons varying from push-back against people control to failing to raise the money. In contrast, work has begun on the NEOM smart city in Saudi Arabia and the more modest Toyota Woven City at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that is, in some ways, more advanced. The IDTechEx report, "Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042" has the analysis and forecasts.