September 29, 2006

Fiscal 2005 Clean-Energy and Low-Emission Vehicle Shipments

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA, Chairman: Fujio Cho) posted on its Web site on September 29 (Wednesday), 2006 the figures for Japanese automakers' shipments of clean-energy and low-emission vehicles for fiscal year 2005.

In an effort to offset global warming and counteract atmospheric pollution, automakers are working to develop, and promote the diffusion of, vehicles with reduced impact on the environment. Social concern to that effort is also increasing more than ever.

Against a backdrop of rising concern over the issue of automotive environmental impact, JAMA and its individual member manufacturers have been posting on their Web sites comprehensive, annually updated statistics on clean-energy and low-emission vehicles ex-factory shipments every fiscal year since FY 2000.

  • The JAMA Web site posts total number of (unit) shipments and total (unit) shipments by manufacturer. For details, consult the site at:
    http://www.jama.or.jp/eco/eco_car/shipment/index.html (Japanese)
  • JAMA member manufacturers' Web sites post total number of units shipped by individual manufacturer.

Today's posting of unit shipment figures of clean-energy and low-emission vehicles for fiscal 2005 is as follows.

Summary of FY 2005 Data:
The total number of all types of clean-energy and low-emission vehicles shipped was 4,207,593 units (an increase of 672 units over the previous fiscal year, for a 100.0% year-on-year increase).

The breakdown according to vehicle type shows 61,263 hybrid vehicles (a decrease of 5,277 units, or 92.1%, compared with the previous fiscal year); 3,066 natural gas vehicles (a decrease of 199 units, or 93.9%, compared with the previous fiscal year); 1,799 diesel-alternative LPG vehicles (a decrease of 1,322 units, or 57.6%, compared with the previous fiscal year) and 16 fuel cell powered vehicles (an increase of 12 units, or 400.0%, compared with the previous fiscal year). The total for hydrogen-fueled vehicles, for which statistics have been kept from FY 2005, was 2 units.  Please note that the total for electric vehicles was zero.

The breakdown in the vehicles approved as fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles shipped during FY 2005 is as follows:
Vehicle achieving the fuel efficiency standards (low emission vehicles) and obtaining 4-star <****> rating for 75% reduction from FY 2005 emission standards were 2,130,832 units (an increase of 1,202,109 units, or 229.4%, compared with the previous fiscal year);
Low emission vehicles obtaining 3-star <***> rating for 50% reduction from FY 2005 emission standards were 1,608,629 units (a decrease of 833,538 units, or 65.9%, compared with the previous fiscal year);
Low emission vehicles obtaining 3-star <***> rating for 75% reduction from FY 2000 emission standards were 37,949 units (a decrease of 191,556 units, or 16.5%, compared with the previous fiscal year);
Low emission vehicles obtaining 2-star <**> rating for 50% reduction from FY 2000 emission standards were 232,481 units (a decrease of 89,578 units, or 72.2%, compared with the previous fiscal year); and
Low emission vehicles obtaining 1-star <*> rating for 25% reduction from FY 2000 emission standards were 131,556 units (a decrease of 79,964 units, or 62.2%, compared with the previous fiscal year).
As the figures indicate, more than half of the vehicles approved as fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles were LEVs with 4 stars (****).

 

Clean-Energy & Low-Emission Vehicle Shipments (FY 2005)

In Vehicle Units
  Passenger Cars Trucks Buses Tracks
Regular / Compact Mini Regular / Compact Mini
Clean-Energy Vehicles Fuel-cell powered vehicles 16 0 0 0 0 16
Electric vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hybrid vehicles 59,756 0 1,451 18 38 61,263
Natural gas vehicles 25 11 2,133 803 94 3,066
Methanol vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 59,797 11 3,584 821 132 64,345
Vehicle Approved as Fuel-Efficient and Low-Emission Vehicles Emissions down by 75% from 2005 emission standards **** 1,763,812 361,759 5,261 0 0 2,130,832
Emissions down by 50% from 2005 emission standards *** 662,413 693,386 105,063 147,767 0 1,608,629
Emissions down by 75% from 2000 emission standards *** 37,949 0 0 0 0 37,949
Emissions down by 50% from 2000 emission standards ** 8,035 0 0 224,446 0 232,481
Emissions down by 25% from 2000 emission standards * 57,490 69,485 0 4,581 0 131,556
Subtotal 2,529,699 1,124,630 110,324 376,794 0 4,141,447
Diesel-alternative LPG vehicles 0 0 1,778 0 21 1,799
Hydrogen-fueled vehicles 2 0 0 0 0 2
Total 2,589,498 1,124,641 115,686 377,615 153 4,207,593

[Notes:] Vehicles that already meet recommended fuel economy targets for 2010 (as per Japan's Energy Conservation Law) and are certified as low-emission vehicles (LEVs) in compliance with an official LEV certification procedure.