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Yokohama launches electric car-sharing service, will expand to guided city tours

“Choimobi Yokohama” is a new round-trip car rental service that will let anyone with a driver’s license, credit card and smartphone borrow a compact electric city car. The new service, which officially launches on Friday, uses Nissan’s ultra-compact New Mobility Concept cars that are based on the Renault Twizzy. The car uses a one-plus-one seating […]

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Driving Nissan’s electric dream: the Leaf plug-in car

For five motoring journalists from Manila two weeks ago, a familiarization tour of Nissan Motor Corp.’s facilities in Japan included visiting its Kyushu plant, Nismo (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd.) headquarters and global headquarters gallery in Yokohama. The itinerary included meeting Nissan’s SVP/chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura and driving two of the vehicles he designed: the soon-to-be-launched 2014 iteration of a popular SUV and Nissan’s electric dream, the Leaf zero-emission electric vehicle (EV.)

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Yokohama Tire Corporation launches new mobile website

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has launched a new mobile website, bringing a fresh, touch-friendly design to YTC’s online presence. The site (www.yokohamatire.com) is designed to help consumers quickly access YTC information. Different from the main website, the new design loads automatically on smartphones and is optimized for use on their smaller, touch-sensitive displays. “People want […]

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Oct 18, 2017

It's not often that one is given an invitation to visit Rolls-Royce, purveyors of one of the best, if

Oct 11, 2017

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