Norvember 11, 2011
Japan's Domestic Shipments of Alternative-Energy and Fuel-Efficient/Low-Emission Vehicles in Fiscal 2010
The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. is pleased to release the unit figures for shipments of alternative-energy as well as fuel-efficient/low-emission conventional vehicles to Japan’s domestic market in fiscal 2010 (ending March 31, 2011), as detailed below and in the attached chart.
In a concerted effort to help counter global warming and improve air quality, Japan’s automakers are continuously developing, and promoting the ownership of, vehicles with reduced environmental impact. In turn, this has led to steadily growing interest in such vehicles on the part of the public.
Since fiscal 2000, unit figures for JAMA members’ ex-factory shipments of alternative-energy and fuel-efficient/low-emission vehicles to the domestic market have been posted online, at http://www.jama-english.jp/statistics/low_emission/2010/111111_ref.html(for total unit shipments for each manufacturer), and on members’ Web sites (for breakdowns of individual manufacturers’ total shipments, in Japanese only).
Summary of Fiscal 2010 Shipments and Comparisons with Fiscal 2009 Shipments
Shipments of all types of alternative-energy and fuel-efficient/low-emission vehicles in fiscal 2010 totalled 3,574,105 units (down 453,519 units, or 11.3%, compared to fiscal 2009). Over 80% of those shipments comprised vehicles whose fuel efficiency met or surpassed 2010 standards and whose exhaust emissions were down by 75% compared to 2005 standards, thereby qualifying them for a four-star rating() signifying top performance in fuel-efficient/low-emission vehicle classification.
|Fuel cell vehicles:||1||(-2)|
|Natural gas vehicles:||1,000||(-197)||(83.5%)|
|Methanol vehicles:||0||(no change)|
emissions down by 75% from 2005 standards ():
|Vehicles with |
emissions down by 50% from 2005 standards ():
|Diesel-alternative LPG vehicles:||405||(-45)||(90.0%)|
*With the previous year’s results indexed at 100
Established in 1967, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) is a nonprofit industry association currently comprised of fourteen manufacturers of passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles in Japan. Its organization today is the result of the merger of the Japan Motor Industrial Federation (JMIF) and the Japan Automobile Industry Employers’ Association (JAIEA) with JAMA in May, 2002.
Automobile manufacturing integrates many supporting industries, and automobile use is the focus of a wide range of related industries. Directly or indirectly, close to 8% of Japan’s working population is involved in auto industry-related work. Auto production furthermore accounts for 17% of the total value of Japan’s manufacturing shipments and for roughly 37% of the value of the machinery industries’ combined shipments. The automotive industry is thus one of the Japanese economy’s core industrial sectors. The globalization of auto manufacturing also contributes significantly to local and national economies around the world.
JAMA works to support the sound development of Japan’s automobile industry and to contribute to social and economic welfare. As directions in auto manufacturing increasingly influence the world we live in, JAMA takes its role and mission ever more seriously, acting not only to promote environmental protection and greater road safety but also to improve the international business environment.