• EC-03: Yamaha rolls out low-cost electric 50cc scooter

    Yamaha Japan announced [press release in English] the EC-03 today, an electric 50cc scooter that’s powered by a 50V/14Ah lithium ion battery. The vehicle has a driving range of 43km (at 30km/h on flat roads) per charge. A charge takes six hours, with Yamaha saying that a household electrical outlet (100V) is all you need. Read More

  • New zero-emission house to be constructed in Japan

    In the past few years, a few countries developed “green houses” with zero or close to zero emission, for example in the UK. Now, in the light of the upcoming G8 summit in Hokkaido (July 7-9), the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is constructing a new zero-emission house [JP]. The house (280 square meters) will be ready at the end of June, costing nearly… Read More