CMC Delivers Electric Motorcycles to Chunghwa Post

In line with the government's policy banning fuel-oil motorcycles by 2035, Chunghwa Post has taken delivery of 1,627 heavy-duty electric motorcycles, dubbed "emoving Post," from China Motor Corp. CMC points out that ".. more

Market Shift to Electric Vehicles Poses Challenge to Japan’s Automotive Industry

Japan’s automotive industry is widely admired for its scale, efficiency, and quality. Nevertheless, the country’s car makers and parts suppliers are starting to worry that the technological transition from traditional fuel vehicles t.. more

Chunghwa Post Has Put More Than 1,600 Electric Motorcycles into Service and Aims to Electrify Its Entire Motorcycle Fleet in Next Six Years

Taiwan’s official postal service Chunghwa Post Co. Ltd. held a press event on 15 January to formally launch its electric motorcycle squadron. Chunghwa Post announced that it is now the first government-owned enterprise to have formed an .. more

Toyota’s Strategic Investment Arm Buys Stake in Australian Mining Company to Secure Lithium Supply for Electric Vehicle Batteries

Toyota Tsusho Corp., a subsidiary of the Toyota Group, has acquired a strategic stake in the Australian mining company Orocobre Ltd. The deal, which was just announced on 16 January, is worth nearly AUD 300 million and ensures the To.. more

GS to Build New Auto Li-ion Battery Plant in Europe for EV Market

According to Nikkei on January 11, 2018, Britain and France's governments have announced that they will prohibit the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. These policies are expected to drive the demand of battery for  environment.. more

DRC Plans to More Than Double the Royalty Rate on Cobalt Exports; Rising Prices for Battery Metals Could Impact Electric Car Production

Prices of battery metals have been soaring recently as auto makers worldwide begin to compete in the market for electric vehicles (EV). According to reporting from news agencies and mining industry websites (e.g. Bloomberg, MINING.com, and the Market Mogul), the Dem.. more

Panasonic to Make Tesla EV Battery in China

According to Nikkei on January 10, Kazuhiro Tsuga, the CEO of Panasonic was interviewed in Las Vegas CES expo in the US. Tsuga expressed that Panasonic plans to manufacture Tesla EV batteries in China, but the schedule is not spe.. more