Ener1 Inc. and Think Global AS will supply three prototype test-beds as part of a project to demonstrate electric vehicles in Tsukuba, Japan. The program, a partnership between Itochu Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and other Japanese companies, is scheduled to begin in March. It will see the conversion of three Mazda2/Demio models to plug-in battery power to test their resilience in busy city traffic. The vehicles will be based at a convenience store equipped with solar panels, high-speed ...

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