Japan intends to make all new cars sold in 2050 either fully electric or hybrid vehicles
According to fresh The Mainichi report, a panel of Japan’s Economic Ministry has declared at a recent meeting that it is targeting a 2050 deadline for all new passenger cars sold in the country to be electrified --- that is, either fully electric or hybrid vehicles.
The Mainichi has revealed that the declaration was made by the panel of Japan’s Economic Ministry at a meeting held on Tuesday. A part of the panel comprises the executives of leading Japanese automakers, including Toyota and Nissan.
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In addition, the panel has also announced that its goals for the long-term will also include a 90 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by individual vehicles by 2050 as compared to the emission levels in 2010.
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