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Interim Report Compiled on an Appropriate Form for the Regulations on Fuel Cell Vehicles

June 28, 2021

Expectations regarding wider use of fuel cell and other vehicles fueled by high-pressure gas (hereinafter fuel cell vehicles) are rising, with a view toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. However, fuel cell vehicles are regulated by two laws: the Road Transport Vehicle Act (under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism [MLIT]) and the High Pressure Gas Safety Act (under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry [METI]). There have been calls to revise the regulations into a streamlined system. METI has been considering an appropriate form for the regulations on fuel cell vehicles examining matters in terms of the Road Transport Vehicle Act as well as the High Pressure Gas Safety Act. It has now compiled an interim report. Through these efforts, it aims to create a future-oriented platform for the safety of a new hydrogen society.

1. Background

2. Key points in the interim report

3. Related materials

Division in Charge

High Pressure Gas Safety Office, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group

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