The man-made island of Yumeshima in western Japan's Osaka is now home to the world's first large-scale energy storage system, a project that also highlights the potential to reuse electric vehicle batteries.
Washing a car can be a chore – and a costly one at that. In response, Nissan in Europe has begun tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again.
Today Nissan officially opened its R $2.6 billion (USD $1.5 billion) * industrial complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marking one of the largest automotive investments by any manufacturer in the country.
Nissan Motor announced in February that it was licensing its patents and know-how for a nuts-and-bolts delivery system, "Automatic Parts Feeder Technology", to Japanese firm MICE in Kawasaki, an industrial city near Yokohama.