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Toshiba Corporation to start pilot project of microelectronic vehicle in Miyako Island

Toshiba Corporation, Miyakojima City, and Honda R&D Co.,Ltd.. to conclude agreement to start within 2013
21 Feb, 2013

TOKYO— Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has concluded an agreement on the consideration of a pilot program of micro electric vehicles and power supply equipment for Miyakojima City.

This pilot program, intended to further promote Miyakojima City's eco-island strategy by collecting information on the installation, utilization and operational management of microelectronic vehicles and power equipment as a new transportation tool for the island, will be carried out in collaboration with Miyakojima City and Honda R&D Co.,Ltd..

Under this agreement, the three parties will consider and make decisions on the following in connection with the pilot projects

  • Collecting information on Miyakojima's transportation system and lifestyle
  • Install, utilize and manage operation of the micro e-vehicles used in the project and collect related information
  • Install, utilize amd manage operation of power supply equipment and collect related information

Toshiba's role in the project is to install battery-based power supply stations, to study the practicality and ideal configuration of charging infrastructure, and to bring the results of the project to further technology development. The pilot project plans to allow people to use Honda microelectronic vehicles running on Toshiba's lithium ion battery, the SCiBTM, for short trips.

Through this pilot project, Toshiba will further accelerate leading-edge collaborative development of e-vehicle transportation system infrastructure and power systems, and further contribute to the realization of a low carbon society.