Support for commercial transport sector energy efficiency demonstration projects

Last updated: 21 October 2019

The Japanese government offers subsidies for demonstration projects regarding the collaboration between transport operators and shipping companies for improving energy efficiency in logistics. The aim of thiis project, implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT), is to promote coordination for energy efficiency improvement between trucks and ships, such as the optimisation of shipping routes and close monitoring of fuel efficiency of vehicles.

Additionally, the government implements a project for to collect data on trucks’ energy efficiency performance. This project is intended to collect actual fuel efficiency data from truck owners/operators/garage.

Subsidy amount and rate

Up to 1/2 of project cost, or fixed amount (depending on project type)

The total budget for this project ammounts to 6.15 billion yen in FY2017 and 6.05 billion yen in FY 2018

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End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses
  • Freight transport