Toyota Testing An Electric Car With A Solar Roof That Can Charge Itself

Toyota Testing An Electric Car With A Solar Roof That Can Charge Itself

The problem with electric cars is that they usually take a while to charge. Even fast charging still cannot compare to the speed it takes to refill a car with gas. We imagine that eventually there could be a point in time when we get used to charging times or when charging times drop, but until then, it seems that Toyota is exploring a new electric car concept.

As you can see in the photo above, Toyota is experimenting with a new electric car concept that comes with solar panels built into the roof, bonnet, and boot of the car. What this means is that as the car drives, the solar panels will be capable of drawing power from the sun, which in turn keeps the car’s battery charged.

Us Lawyer: Latest Ghosn Charge Serious If True

US lawyer: Latest Ghosn charge serious if true

An American lawyer who lives in Tokyo says the latest charge against former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn is very serious if it is true.

Stephen Givens, who is also a professor at Tokyo's Sophia University, was speaking to NHK in Japanese.

Ghosn To Be Indicted On Extra Charge

Ghosn to be indicted on extra charge

Tokyo prosecutors are expected to bring another charge of aggravated breach of trust against ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.

They are likely to issue the indictment on Monday, when Ghosn's latest period of detention is due to expire. The court set his detention this time at eight days which is two days shorter than prosecutors had sought.

Ghosn May Face Another Criminal Charge

Ghosn may face another criminal charge

Japanese prosecutors are considering bringing another criminal charge against former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn over suspected misuse of the automaker's money via its dealer in Oman.

Ghosn, 65, has already been indicted for aggravated breach of trust and other alleged offenses.

New Nissan Leaf Manages Over 200 Miles On A Single Charge

New Nissan Leaf Manages Over 200 Miles On A Single Charge

Nissan’s famous Leaf electric car will now be able to offer you more range. The company updated it back in 2017 and today it has introduced a new version of the Leaf. It’s called the Leaf e+ and can travel 226 miles on a single charge. Nissan says that this represents a 40 percent improvement in range. In the simplest of terms, the car has a bigger battery.

The updated Nissan Leaf that came out in 2017 had a 40kWh battery was good for 150 miles of range. This particular vehicle features a 62kWh battery which pushes the range over the 200 mile threshold.

One Ok Rock To Be In Charge Of Theme Song For Movie 'fortuna No Hitomi'

ONE OK ROCK to be in charge of theme song for movie 'Fortuna no Hitomi'

ONE OK ROCK's new song "In the Stars (feat. Kiiara)" has been picked up as the theme song for movie 'Fortuna no Hitomi' that's opening in theaters on February 15. 

Directed by Miki Takahiro, 'Fortuna no Hitomi' is a live-action adaptation film that's based on a novel by Hyakuta Naoki. It tells a story about a boy named Kiyama Shinichiro (Kamiki Ryunosuke) who has the special ability to see through the body of people who are about to die. 

Uverworld To Be In Charge Of Theme Song For Japanese-dubbed Version Of 'venom'

UVERworld to be in charge of theme song for Japanese-dubbed version of 'Venom'

UVERworld will be in charge of the theme song for the Japanese-dubbed version of the upcoming Marvel movie 'Venom' to hit theaters on November 2. 

UVERworld wrote the song "GOOD and EVIL" for the movie. TAKUYA∞ (Vo), who claims to be a big fan of Marvel, commented, "I was super happy when this was decided." On "GOOD and EVIL," he said, "To stay close to the movie's worldview, we wrote a dark song with a sense of speed and the strength to rise to the top."

Honda's Smartcharge Program Will Pay You To Charge Your Car

Honda's SmartCharge Program Will Pay You To Charge Your Car

Electric cars are meant to be a greener alternative to fuel-powered cars. However given that electric cars still require electricity to charge, it can mean drawing from the power grid which in some cases aren't necessarily green sources themselves. This is a balance that needs to be struck and one that Honda thinks they might have the answer to.

The company has recently announced a new beta program called SmartCharge. With this program, Honda will actually pay drivers to charge their electric cars during low usage periods of time and when renewable energy sources are available. This will require drivers to download the HondaLink EV app and create a profile to take part in the beta.

Suda Masaki To Be In Charge Of The Theme Song For 'boku No Hero Academia' Movie

Suda Masaki to be in charge of the theme song for 'Boku no Hero Academia' movie

Suda Masaki will release his new single "Long Hope Filia" on August 1. The title track will serve as the theme song for the movie 'Boku no Hero Academia THE MOVIE ~Futari no Eiyuu~', which will open in theaters on August 3. 

"Long Hope Filia" was written just for the film by Akita Hiromu (amazarashi), who was also in charge of the song "Sprinter" in Suda's album "PLAY." This will be Suda's first time providing a theme song for an animated movie. 

Porno Graffitti To Be In Charge Of New 'pokemon' Movie Theme Song

Porno Graffitti to be in charge of new 'Pokemon' movie theme song

Porno Graffitti will be in charge of the theme song for 'Pokemon the Movie: Minna no Monogatari' scheduled to open in theaters on July 13. 

The last time the duo provided an anime movie theme song was for 'Meitantei Conan Gouka no Himawari' back in April of 2015. For the upcoming 'Pokemon' movie, they wrote the song "Breath." It's described as a simple number with a warm melody.