In August 2018, the Strategic Commission for the New Era of Automobiles released an interim report setting long-term goals toward 2050, including 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per vehicle (90% in case of passenger vehicles) through technological developments, the promotion of connectivity and optimisation of car use. Ultimately, Japan aims to achieve well-to-wheel zero emission society by the end of 2015.
The interim report also stipulates 2030 targets regarding the diffusion rate of next generation automobiles:
- Hybrid vehicles: 30-40%
- Battery electric vehicles/plug-in hybrid vehicles: 20-30%
- Fuel-cell electric vehicles: 3%
- Clean diesel 5-10%
- Transport end-uses