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Japan start-up to offer fleet service using Geely electric vehicles

A Japanese battery start-up on Thursday said it would release a commercial fleet service using electric vehicles from China’s Geely Holding Group, joining an increasing field of services intended at helping companies decrease their carbon footprint.

Yokohama-based 3DOM Inc, a university-led venture established in 2014 for developing separators for batteries, said it would provide the carbon-neutral EV service through subscription or lease so that users could prevent high purchase costs.

Companies are under rising pressure from investors and the public to decrease their carbon footprint, and Chinese automakers have led the way in Japan through their relatively low-cost battery electric vehicles.

Sagawa Express is preparing to start replacing all 7,200 of its commercial mini-vehicles with EVs provided by Guangxi Automobile Group this year.

SBS Holdings has plans to use electric trucks produced by Dongfeng Motor.

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