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Micro-Hybrid Vehicles In Japan

|Includes: Axion Power International, Inc. (AXPW)

During the Dynamic Charge Acceptance workshop that preceded the European Lead Battery Conference we received a handout prepared by CSIRO that summarized micro-hybrid vehicle offerings in Japan. I was quite surprised at the number of different vehicles that were being offered with stop-start as either standard equipment or an option.

The following table summarizes the number of stop-start vehicle offerings from each of the Japanese manufacturers, and breaks the total down by standard equipment or optional equipment.

Manufacturer Total Standard Optional
Toyota 8 4 4
Honda 4 3 1
Nissan 4 3 1
Suzuki 7 5 2
Subaru 5 4 1
Mazda 5 5 0
Mitsubishi 4 4 0
Daihatsu 7 7 0

The three page handout from CSIRO has been uploaded to my Dropbox. - bit.ly/Qodrmp

Disclosure: I am long AXPW.