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April 12, 2010

JAPAN: Government urged to promote low-emission models

Hybrid and low-emission vehicle development needs to be a key aim of Japanese auto policy, according to the economics ministry.

Hybrid and low-emission vehicle development needs to be a key aim of Japanese auto policy, according to the economics ministry.

Local media reports said a panel working on behalf of the ministry of economy, trade and industry is urging government help for low emission models that ought to account for 50% of sales by 2020.

In an advisory report the panel said Japan should encourage progress in technology in a bid to establish international standards in segments such as electric vehicle batteries.

More details are expected in June.

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