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TV Asahi announced the acquisition of the exclusive Japanese broadcasting rights for the FIA Formula E Championship.

The multi-year agreement will see the Japanese network show live coverage of all Formula E races — together with extensive coverage of the practice and qualifying sessions — across its terrestrial, satellite and cable channels.

Based in Tokyo, TV Asahi boasts a network of regional channels and a potential reach of 51.4 million households, largely thanks to its coverage of major sporting events. It is now regarded as one of the most popular and widely watched networks in Japan.

The news follows on from two recent championship announcements for Japan which see Super Aguri become one of the 10 teams to compete in Formula E and Japanese driver Takuma Sato joining as one of the series’ development drivers.

TV Asahi now joins FOX Sports as confirmed broadcasters for the new zero emission series after it was announced earlier this year that the US network would show live coverage of all Formula E races in the US and 88 territories around the world — a potential reach of more than 180 million households worldwide.

Nissan has carried out a successful early field test of a system that will allow companies to regulate their electricity bills using the batteries of Nissan LEAFs used by their staff to commute to work.

“Vehicle-To-Building allows up to six Nissan LEAF EVs to be connected to a building’s power distribution board. Charging is phased during the day so at peak hours, when electricity is most expensive, the building draws power from the cars.

When electricity is cheaper it flows the other way. The system ensures the Nissan LEAFs are fully charged by the end of the working day for their owners to drive home.

“Vehicle-to-Building has been in use at the Nissan Advanced Technology Center in Atsugi City, Japan, since July. The facility benefited from a reduction of 25.6KW during peak summer periods by controlling the charging time of the EVs, with no impact on the workers’ daily commute, or their vehicles. The results have led to approximately a 2.5-percent reduction of electrical power use during peak hours, a saving of nearly 500,000 Yen per year in electrical power cost (based on current Tokyo Electric Power Company’s rates).

Nissan plans to further test and refine the “Vehicle-To-Building system, which is a development of the “LEAF-to-Home system. LEAF to Home power units provide an uninterrupted flow of electricity stored in the high-capacity batteries onboard Nissan LEAF electric vehicles to residential homes. The system will help encourage Nissan LEAF owners to charge their cars with electricity generated during the night, when demand is low, or sourced from solar panels.

This assists in balancing energy needs by supplying electricity to homes/offices during daytime, when demand is highest. It can also be used as backup power source in case of a power outage and/or shortages.

Cumulative sales of the Nissan LEAF have now passed 87,000 units making it the best-selling electric vehicle in history.

Two years after entering into a contract with the BMW Group to source diesel engines, the Verso 1.6 D-4D will be the first Toyota to be equipped with a BMW Group-sourced engine.

The arrival of the 112 DIN hp 1.6 D-4D widens the engine-range available on Verso, which now comprises of four diesel and 2 petrol engines.

Toyota ’s Belgium-based Technical Centre led the development of the Verso 1.6 D-4D, ensuring a seamless match between the engine and the Toyota gearbox and vehicle electronics, while safeguarding the comfort and dynamic performance of the original Verso.

Several components were newly developed, ranging from engine mounts over a dual mass flywheel, a new gearbox housing and gearing and a Stop-and-Start system to further improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

Production of the Verso 1.6 D-4D will commence in January 2014 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey in Adapazari. Turkey – the sole production facility of the Verso range which also produces the latest generation Toyota Corolla.

Sourcing diesel engines fits within a wider collaboration between the BMW Group and Toyota. under which the companies announced plans to:

— Co-develop a fuel-cell system

— Conduct a feasibility study for the joint development of a sports car platform

— Work together on creating lightweight vehicle body technologies

— Undertake joint research into lithium-air batteries

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