Isuzu Motors Limited (headquartered in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan; President and COO: Shinsuke Minami; hereinafter Isuzu) and UD Trucks Corporation (headquartered in Ageo, Saitama, Japan; President: Kouji Maruyama; hereinafter UD Trucks) will hold a joint exhibit at Japan Mobility Show 2023 from Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, November 5 (general public days), at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Japan). This is the first joint exhibition between the two brands, and together will provide a glimpse of an exciting future through transport as envisioned by the Isuzu Group.
The theme of the booth is “INNOVATION FOR YOU - Accelerate the Future of Transport”, emphasizing the Group’s vision of a mobility society in the future. The booth consists of a Future Tunnel, and Future Cube, at the center, with the former drawing visitors into another world, and the latter exuding a sense of wonder at what the future holds. View Point, the display area on the left, and Warehouse, the display area on the right, extend from the flanks of the tunnel’s exit to the left and right, respectively. View Point, envisions the sustainable city of the future; and Warehouse, the future of logistics. In addition, the products and solutions on display by Isuzu and UD Trucks will highlight the integration of transport and innovation, and be grouped into the three categories of INNOVATION FOR EARTH, INNOVATION FOR SOCIETY, and INNOVATION FOR LIFE.
INNOVATION FOR EARTH
In order to realize a more prosperous and sustainable society, the Isuzu Group is working to eliminate the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) throughout the entire lifecycle of its products as well as direct GHG emissions from its business operations by 2050. The Group believes environmentally responsible transport can drive both economic growth and preservation of the environment. The Group is developing and offering products and solutions that contribute to a carbon neutral (CN) world in a holistic manner, allowing fleet managers and drivers alike to choose the best vehicle to meet an array of social, economic, and environmental needs as electrification and other environmental technologies gain traction.
The carbon neutral world envisioned by the Isuzu Group is supported in four ways: (1) Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050; (2) CN initiatives at the Group’s manufacturing plants; (3) The society of tomorrow and CN vehicle initiatives; and (4) Initiatives for CN fuels. The booth will incorporate animation and touch screens to immerse visitors in the Isuzu Group’s CN efforts of today and tomorrow. This includes state-of-the-art plant equipment, and remanufacturing technologies that restore used vehicles; CN vehicle performance verification results in collaboration with third parties; the development, introduction, and operation of battery electric vehicles (BEV); and R&D in fuel cell-powered electric vehicles (FCEV).