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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (sample image)

2017 North American International Auto Show: Honda says half of new US models to be electric in 2018

Honda says that it plans to expand its electric car lineup for the US market over the next two years.
Autonomous Driving Test Car using the Leaf as a Base (CES 2017)

CES 2017: Next Gen Nissan Leaf to be Shown in Near Future

On 5 January at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nissan made an announcement about the next generation of their Leaf model.

Honda (CES 2017)

CES 2017: Automatic Driving EV with "Emotion Engine" Honda NeuV Announced

On 5 January at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Honda premiered their new EV commuter concept car, the NeuV, equipped with automatic driving functionality.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi releases updated i-MiEV featuring stylish new interior

On December 21, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation commenced sales of its partially updated i-MiEV electric vehicle.
Note e-POWER (Photo by Kei Takagi)

Nissan Note first top-selling e-POWER equipped model in Japan in November

According to the ranking of November passenger car sales figures released by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, Nissan’s new and improved Note saw 2.4 times last year November’s sales at 15,784 and hit first place for the first time.
Note e-POWER (Photo by Kei Takagi)

Nissan reports 2x monthly sales goal for first 3 weeks' orders for Note e-POWER

Nissan reports that as of November 23, just after three weeks since its release, orders for the new Note have already doubled its monthly sales goal at over 20,000 orders.

2016 Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival: TommykairaZZ to undergo first drift run in Japan

GLM will be participating for the first time at the 2016 Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival, which commences on November 27 at Fuji Speedway. It will be conducting a drift run of its TommykairaZZ electric sports car.
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note

2016 Los Angeles Auto Show: Nissan to launch redesigned Versa Note featuring V-motion grille

On November 10, Nissan North America announced it will unveil the 2017 Versa Note (the Note, in Japan) at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which commences on November 16.
The all-new Toyota Prius Prime (the Prius PHV, in Japan)

Five finalists for 2017 Green Car of the Year announced

On November 8, Green Car Journal, a magazine in the US that focuses on green vehicles and environmentally friendly energy and technologies, announced its five finalists for the 2017 Green Car of the Year.
Nissan Leaf

Nissan's Europe EV sales total 75,000 in 5 years

On November 8, Nissan reported that its EV sales in Europe have reached a total of 75,000 units.
Nissan Note e-POWER NISMO

Nissan showcases “sporty and premium” Note e-POWER NISMO

Scheduled for release this winter, the Nissan Note e-POWER NISMO was put on display during the launch of the Nissan Note e-POWER.
Ms. Asako Hoshino, the Head of Operations Committee for Japan
Photo by Kei Takagi

Nissan Note e-POWER: “The e-POWER will comprise 60% of our 10,000-unit monthly sales”

On November 2, Nissan Motor Company announced that on the same day, it will release the Note e-POWER, an electric vehicle that generates its electricity entirely from the engine. The Note e-POWER is the first mass-production compact segment car in Japan to feature a series hybrid system.
Nissan Note e-POWER (Photo by Kei Takagi)

Nissan Note e-POWER generates power through engine for electric motors

On November 2, Nissan unveiled the new e-POWER powertrain for the Note compact hatchback and it went on sale the same day. e-POWER generates power from the car's gasoline engine and this power can be used to drive the front wheels through an electric motor.
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Toyota recalls COMS electric vehicles for steering issues

On October 26, Toyota Auto Body notified the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of a recall for its COMS super-compact electric vehicle due to an issue with its steering.
Mitsubishi eX Concept

2016 Los Angeles Motor Show: Mitsubishi to make US debut of eX Concept

On October 25, Mitsubishi Motors North America announced that it will present the eX Concept for the first time in North America at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show, which opens its doors on November 14.

WALKCAR laptop-sized electric car goes on sale

On October 21, Cocoa Motors began accepting pre-orders both domestically and abroad for their WALKCAR, a portable electric vehicle that fits inside your bag, on their official website.
New Toyota Prius PHV (Prius Prime in the US)

New Toyota Prius PHV gets top fuel economy in US with 56km/L

At the beginning of October, Toyota Motor Sales USA revealed the fuel economy performance of the new Prius PHV (called the Prius Prime in the US).
Tesla Motors Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and Panasonic to open solar battery production plant

On October 17, US EV maker Tesla Motors announced that it was considering establishing a solar battery production plant collaboratively with Panasonic.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Test Drive: Despite Making Striking Debut 3 Years Ago, There’s Still That Competitive Edge

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV debuted in 2013. At the time, the only other plug-in hybrid available was Toyota’s Prius PHV, and it was uncertain whether the plug-ins would be able to take off. It is commendable and courageous of the plug-ins to still be in the fray, but if you thinking about the attraction of a plug-in, then you can tell there was a lot of foresight into that with this model.
The all-new Toyota Prius (the Prius Prime, in the US)

WCOTY announces first round selections for World Green Car 2017

On September 29, the sponsoring organization for World Car of the Year (WCOTY) announced its first round of selections for the World Green Car 2017 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.