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Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment and deployment in the near future.

Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head

Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

FedEx Adds Two Nissan Electric Vans in Japan

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the introduction of two zero-emission all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vehicles at the Shinsuna station for Tokyo-area pickups and deliveries.

Japanese Companies to Analyze California EV Use

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the Japan-based trading company Kanematsu Corporation have announced they have been officially selected by tNEDO, Japan’s largest public R&D management organization, to analyze electric vehicle use patterns in Northern California.

Mitsubishi Confirms End of U.S. Production

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s U.S. subsidiary will stop building vehicles in the U.S., and will instead export its vehicles into the U.S. market from Japan and Thailand, where they are less expensive to build, the company has announced.

Mitsubishi's Revamped Outlander to Roll Out in Japan

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has given the Outlander PHEV and Outlander improvements to the powertrain, body and chassis to deliver better quietness, acceleration, handling and stability, ride, and fuel economy.

Japanese Company Invests in Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. has announced that Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has acquired a 20-percent limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing from General Electric Capital Corporation.