Japan considers banning the sale of fuel vehicles in 2035 to promote zero greenhouse gas emissions
- 03 December 2020
The Japanese government is making a final evaluation of the ban on the sale of new cars for fuel vehicles around 2035. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is expected to hold a meeting with the participation of car manufacturers on December 10, 2020, after which the plan will be officially announced, APA reports citing Jnews.
According to reports, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiro Kan previously announced that Japan will achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and completely enter a decarbonization society. He said that Japan will actively promote the research of a new generation of solar cells and carbon dioxide recycling technology in the future, and will also “fundabodiously” reduce the proportion of thermal power generation.
In order to achieve the goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions, the Japanese government is making a final assessment of banning the sale of new cars for fuel vehicles around 2035.
The report pointed out that the elimination of fuel vehicles has become a major global trend. In 2019, Japan sold 4.3 million new passenger cars, of which about six became fuel vehicles and about three became hybrid vehicles. The proportion of more environmentally friendly electric vehicles is smaller.
Japanese automakers have a technological advantage in the field of hybrid power, but it is difficult to popularize electric vehicle charging facilities. Therefore, Japan is expected to develop both hybrid and electric vehicles in the future.