Nissan e-NV200: electric van goes on sale in 2014 in Japan

Nissan e-NV200: electric van goes on sale in 2014 in Japan

Posted: Nov 16, 2013

Nissan’s first electric van uses components from the Leaf, including the 80kW electric motor. Sales begin in Japan, with the rest of the world to follow.

Toyota JPN Taxi Concept: London cab style meets LPG hybrid drivetrain

Toyota JPN Taxi Concept: London cab style meets LPG hybrid drivetrain

Posted: Nov 14, 2013

The boxy Toyota Crown Comforts that do duty in Japan and HK could soon give way to this London Taxi-esque hybrid LPG cab.

V37 Nissan Skyline: Q50 for Japan is hybrid only, wears Infiniti badges

V37 Nissan Skyline: Q50 for Japan is hybrid only, wears Infiniti badges

Posted: Nov 13, 2013

Nissan has unveiled the new Q50-based Skyline sedan in Japan. This time there’s a twist: it wears both Infiniti and Skyline badges, but none reading Nissan.

2014 Lexus CT200h facelift: spindle grille added, but not much else

2014 Lexus CT200h facelift: spindle grille added, but not much else

Posted: Nov 12, 2013

Lexus has revealed the facelift of the CT200h hybrid hatch. As expected it features the company’s spindle grille, but, at first blush, not much else.

Mazda 3 Hybrid mates Prius parts, SkyActiv engine; Japan only for now

Mazda 3 Hybrid mates Prius parts, SkyActiv engine; Japan only for now

Posted: Oct 15, 2013

Mazda’s Axela/3 range in Japan will feature a sedan-only Hybrid model that mates Mazda’s 2-litre petrol with, reportedly, Toyota’s Prius hybrid guts.

BMW i8 hybrid supercar has Gorilla Glass windows, laser headlights

BMW i8 hybrid supercar has Gorilla Glass windows, laser headlights

Posted: Sep 11, 2013

BMW has revealed specifics about its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, including power, performance and economy, as well the first use of Gorilla Glass in a car.