electric vehicles

Bridgestone Looks to Expand Air Spring Production Capacity in US

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced that subsidiary Firestone Industrial Products LLC (FSIP) is set to boost its production capacity for air springs at a plant in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Total investment in this expansion is slated to come to $51 million, with construction to begin in the second quarter of this year and wrap up by the end of 2022. The...

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Toyoda Gosei Exhibits Mock-up Cooling System for Electrified Vehicles at Auto Shanghai 2021

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) is exhibiting at Auto Shanghai 2021, which is being held over April 19–28. With its booth at the Chinese motor show, Toyoda Gosei is displaying a range of auto parts. This includes those that contribute to safety and peace of mind, as well as those for use in electric vehicles (EVs) and other such electrified...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Develops New Silicone Materials for Heat Dissipation in EVs, Hybrids

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) has developed a range of new silicone materials for heat dissipation, and is targeting these toward use in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). With the global automotive sector moving toward electrification at an increasing pace, the market is seeing more advanced and diverse demands for heat countermeasures in the likes of lithium-ion...

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Bridgestone Works With Kumamoto University to Develop Electric Bus Tire

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has developed a prototype tire specifically for electric buses, achieving this by way of joint research with Kumamoto University’s Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology. The hope is that this will contribute to the rollout of sustainable public transport. Intended to help reduce the total running costs of electric buses, the prototype tire has been designed specifically...

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Volkswagen Adopts Bridgestone’s Enliten Tire Technology for New ID.3 Electric Vehicle

Enliten, an innovative tire technology developed by Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has been adopted for use in the ID.3, a new electric vehicle (EV) from Volkswagen AG. By taking the Enliten technology – which unites environmental friendliness with maneuverability – and combining this in an optimal manner with a new mixing process for compounds, it has been possible to maintain grip...

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Interview: Sumitomo Riko President Tatsu Matsui Details Plans in Response to Automotive Revolution

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), a leading global supplier of automotive anti-vibration rubber, is striving to develop new products and sectors in response to major upheaval in the automotive industry. Tatsu Matsui, president and CEO at Sumitomo Riko, recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to give some more details on his company’s efforts here. 2020 is likely to continue...

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