Ultra Compact Cars
The Japanese government is hoping to drive down carbon dioxide emissions by steering people toward ultracompact cars. The idea is to encourage the elderly and parents with small children to use highly fuel-efficient vehicles as a means of short-distance transportation for shopping and other daily activities.
There is a limit to what can be done to improve the gas mileage of gasoline vehicles.
Also, in rural areas, it is increasingly difficult to fuel cars due to a lack of gas stations there. With these factors in mind, the government hopes to promote the use of fuel-efficient electric vehicles (EVs). However, current battery technology does not enable EVs to drive long distances, according to specialists.