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Japanese EV tax breaks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • December 18 2011

Japan announced last week that it will extend tax breaks for low-polluting vehicles for another three years as demand for green cars has reinvigorated the country’s nearly stagnant auto market in part due to tax breaks and increasing interest in fuel efficiency

Industry criticizes Japanese fuel economy standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, Japan
  • September 11 2011

The comment period ending September 22 for Japan's proposed 2020, 47.7 miles per gallon fuel economy target for passenger cars has seen many comments from international automakers arguing the standards are discriminatory and asking that the country either adopt a set of exemptions for imports or support the establishment of the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Procedures (WLTP

Large truck, bus regulations to be studied by Japanese special committee
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • August 14 2011

On August 5, for the first time the Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport convened the Study Committee on Vehicle Emissions in Off-Cycle to study stricter regulation of large truck and bus emissions for introduction in 2016

Japanese car manufacturing framework determined
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • June 12 2011

A Japanese government-private sector panel decided June 6 on a framework to help strengthen the domestic auto industry’s global competitiveness, aiming to make Japanese safety, fuel efficiency, and environmental standards the core protocols of a United Nations standard-setting forum for global automakers

David J. Leiter
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC