October 5, 2007

Fiscal 2006 Clean-Energy and Low-Emission Vehicle Shipments

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (chairman: Mr Fujio Cho) is pleased to post here below the figures for Japanese automakers' domestic shipments of clean-energy and low-emission vehicles for fiscal year 2006, ending March 31, 2007.

In an effort to counter global warming and improve air quality, automakers are working to develop and promote the diffusion of vehicles with reduced impact on the environment.

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

  • The JAMA Web site posts the total number of units shipped domestically in each category of vehicle. For details, consult the site at: www.jama.or.jp/eco/eco_car/shipment/index.html (in Japanese only).
  • The Web sites of JAMA member manufacturers post the total number of units shipped domestically in each category by the individual manufacturer.

Summary of Fiscal 2006 Data
The total number of all types of clean-energy and low-emission vehicles shipped was 4,090,130 units (a decrease of 117,463 units, or 2.8%, compared with the previous fiscal year). As the figures indicate, more than 70% of low-emission vehicle shipments were rated in the four-star category (denoting vehicles with emissions down by 75% from 2005 standards; see below for further details) under Japan’s environmental performance certification system.

Clean-Energy Vehicle Shipments in Fiscal 2006:
Fuel cell-powered vehicles 1 unit (decrease of 15 units, or 93.7%)
Electric vehicles 0 units (No change)
Hybrid vehicles 90,410 units (increase of 29,147 units, or 47.6%)
Natural gas vehicles 3,091 units (increase of 25 units, or 8%)
Methanol vehicles 0 units (No change)

LEV Environmental Performance Certification & LEV Shipments in Fiscal 2006:
**** Emissions down by 75% from 2005 emission standards 2,893,028 units
(increase of 762,196 units, or 35.8%)
*** Emissions down by 50% from 2005 emission standards 885,839 units
(decrease of 722,790 units, or 44.9%)
*** Emissions down by 75% from 2000 emission standards 1 unit
(decrease of 37,948 units, or 100.0%)
** Emissions down by 50% from 2000 emission standards 156,063 units
(decrease of 76,418 units, or 32.9%)
* Emissions down by 25% from 2000 emission standards 59,254 units
(decrease of 72,302 units, or 55.0%)
Diesel-alternative LPG vehicles 2,438 units
(increase of 639 units, or 35.5%)
Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles 5 units
(increase of 3 units, or 150.0%)

 

Clean-Energy & Low-Emission Vehicle Shipments in Fiscal 2006

In vehicle units
  Passenger Cars Trucks Buses Total
Standard & Small-Sized Mini Standard & Small-Sized Mini
Clean-Energy Vehicles Fuel cell-powered vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 1
Electric vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hybrid vehicles 88,628 0 1,658 68 56 90,410
Natural gas vehicles 11 31 2,249 742 58 3,091
Methanol vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 88,640 31 3,907 810 114 93,502
Vehicles Certified as Fuel-Efficient & Low-Emission Vehicles (see note) **** Emissions down by 75% from 2005 emission standards 1,980,269 891,321 13,909 7,529 0 2,893,028
*** Emissions down by 50% from 2005 emission standards 274,650 376,748 95,197 139,244 0 885,839
*** Emissions down by 75% from 2000 emission standards 1 0 0 0 0 1
** Emissions down by 50% from 2000 emission standards 5,054 0 0 151,009 0 156,063
* Emissions down by 25% from 2000 emission standards 27,741 29,302 0 2,211 0 59,254
Subtotal 2,287,715 1,297,371 109,106 299,993 0 3,994,185
Diesel-alternative LPG vehicles 0 0 2,261 157 20 2,438
Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles 5 0 0 0 0 5
Total 2,376,360 1,297,402 115,274 300,960 134 4,090,130

[Note:] 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.