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    Report: Mitsubishi recalls more than 4,300 plug-ins in Japan
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    It's official: Mitsubishi has recalled more than 4,300 plug-in vehicles, almost all of which are Outlander Plug-in Hybrids, because of battery issues, Automotive News says. Mitsubishi stopped production of the Outlander PHEV and the i-MiEV battery-electric in March because of a melted battery at ...

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    Mitsubishi will double Outlander PHEV production after finding fire cause
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    Mitsubishi is looking to make up for lost ground from some fire-related issues by doubling production of its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in Japan, Green Car Reports says. The Japanese automaker will ramp up to 4,000 Outlander PHEVs a month, up from the 2,000-unit target it set last ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi finds cause of plug-in battery problems, will recall and fix soon
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    Mitsubishi has found the cause of lithium-ion battery problems that caused the Japanese automaker to halt production on its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid in Japan last month. The batteries, which are made by Lithium Energy Japan, are short circuiting from a screening process that infected the ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi extends Outlander PHEV production halt
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    Mitsubishi continues to cool its heals because of one hot battery. Specifically, the Japanese automaker hasn't found a reason why the lithium-ion batteries in its Outlander plug-in hybrid-electric SUV are overheating and therefore will continue its production moratorium, Automotive News says. The ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi halts production of i-MiEV, Outlander PHEV after two plug-in car fires
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    Last week was a rough one for Mitsubishi and its efforts to broaden its appeal among potential plug-in vehicle buyers. Two fires caused the Japanese automaker to halt production of both the Outlander plug-in hybrid and a version of the all-electric i-MiEV. The two separate incidents – both ...

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    Peugeot-Citroen will get commercial electric van batteries from GS Yuasa
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    PSA Peugeot-Citroen has turned to GS Yuasa for lithium-ion battery packs for the automakers' upcoming commercial electric vans. The batteries will be manufactured at a Ritto, Shiga Prefecture plant owned by Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture between GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi Motors. This plant, ...

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    Report: GS Yuasa, Mitsubishi, Magna to build li-ion battery production facility in Europe
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    GS Yuasa, the lithium-ion battery maker that recently dissolved its joint venture (JV) with Sanyo, is now eying the possibility of setting up shop with the assistance of Mitsubishi Corp. and Magna International Inc. The Nikkei reports that GS Yuasa will hold a majority stake in a new joint venture ...

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    GS Yuasa develops vanadium phosphate cathode for li-ion batteries
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    GS Yuasa recently dissolved its long-standing, money-losing joint venture with Sanyo, but that move has not impacted the company's ability to develop breakthrough battery technology. GS Yuasa has developed and prototyped a new vanadium phosphate cathode material for lithium-ion batteries and the ...

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    Sanyo, GS Yuasa dissolve money-losing li-ion battery JV
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    Intensifying price competition from South Korean battery manufacturers has driven Sanyo Electric Co. and GS Yuasa Corp. to dissolve their long-standing lithium-ion battery joint venture (JV). According to a joint announcement, the liquidation of the Sanyo GS Soft Energy Co. JV was inevitable as the ...

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    Mitsubishi battery venture to build new lithium ion plant, start production in 2012
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    Over the past year, Mitsubishi has repeatedly increased its production volume goals of the i-MiEV electric car and now it has decided it needs more capacity to build batteries. Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ) is the joint venture between Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa to build lithium ion batteries. LEJ will ...

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    Honda/GS Yuasa JV starts construction of lithium battery plant
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    Blue Energy, the recently announced joint venture between Honda Motor Company and GS Yuasa, has begun construction of a new battery manufacturing plant. A groundbreaking was held this week for the Osadano Plant in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto where Blue Energy will develop and produce lithium ion batteries ...

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    Honda to form joint venture with GS Yuasa for lithium batteries
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    Honda has announced that it is following its Japanese compatriots by forming a joint venture to develop and build lithium ion batteries. Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi already have such joint agreements. Honda will be the second automaker to hook up with GS Yuasa. Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa established ...

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