For the nineteenth consecutive year, the United Kingdom participated in the JSAE (Japan Society of Automotive Engineers) Exposition. The technology-centred exhibition is one of the most important events for the automotive industry in Japan, held in Yokohama every May. This year, due to Covid-19 regulations, the event could not take place physically and was instead held virtually via digital presentations.
The companies came together to showcase the UK's best EV systems and innovations in electromobility. Julia Longbottom, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Japan, wrote that she intended to strengthen the trade relationship between the countries and demonstrate to Japan the capabilities within the UK.
"Trading internationally with confidence is crucial for this sector. The conclusion of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement now provides you with the foundations you need to continue to trade between the UK and Japan, and to invest in the UK. We are committed to enhancing our rich trade relationship, tackling the climate change challenge and transitioning to electric vehicles with you at our side." Julia Longbottom, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Japan
Dr. Andy Palmer led the presentation for Switch Mobility, detailing its extensive experience and leading position in the global shift towards electrification, as well as product development specifically for the local market.
"At the heart of our success so far is our experienced team who have created our strong product line, which is technologically advanced compared to our peers. Our market-leading vehicles are built on adaptable platforms and use our own proprietary technology, providing customers with tailored e-mobility solutions at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. Innovation, expertise and reliability enabling our customers to essentially eliminate their carbon footprint from their transportation capabilities at an accessible price. Switch is at the forefront of driving the global shift to electrification." Dr. Andy Palmer, Vice Chairman of Switch Mobility
Watch the full Switch Mobility showcase with Dr. Andy Palmer here.