Long-term goal and strategy of Japan's automotive industry for tackling global climate change

Last updated: 4 November 2019

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%

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