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Fact Sheet: Japanese Government Incentives for the Purchase of Environmentally Friendly Vehicles

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In May 2009, the Japanese Diet passed the “Green” Vehicle Purchasing Promotion Measures, providing incentives designed to promote consumer purchases of new, ecofriendly vehicles in the Japanese market place while, at the same time, providing a stimulus to auto sales, which are lagging as a result of the economic recession. This fact sheet describes these measures and provides the attached chart, which puts them in outline form.