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Report on New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles Compiled

June 25, 2019

On June 25, 2019, the Council on Fuel Efficiency Standards (*1), a body jointly established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), compiled the Report on New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles.

Concerning new fuel efficiency standards for passenger vehicles under the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Act No. 49 of 1979), the Council on Fuel Efficiency Standards, which was jointly established by METI and MLIT, has been holding discussions since March 2018 and compiled the discussion results into the Report on New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles (*2) on June 25, 2019.

METI and MLIT will revise necessary laws and regulations and other rules based on the report by around the end of FY2019.

*Notes:

  1. The council is a joint meeting of: the Working Group on Classification Standards for Automobiles of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy; and the Subcommittee on Standards for Automobiles Energy Efficiency of the Automobiles Committee under the Land Traffic Committee of the Transport Policies Council.
  2. The official title of the report is: Report on New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles, etc. Compiled by the Joint Meeting of the Working Group on Classification Standards for Automobiles of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy; and the Subcommittee on Standards for Automobiles Energy Efficiency of the Automobiles Committee under the Land Traffic Committee of the Transport Policies Council. For the full text of the report, click here.
     

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