Japan: We're Ready for 2016 CAFE Standard - TACH Told You Increasing CAFE 10 MPG Was Bull!


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Washington DC October 27, 2009; The AIADA newsletter reported that the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show may have been light on world debuts, but its ecological theme showed that Japanese automakers are taking the global stiffening of fuel economy and emissions regulations seriously.

According to Automotive News, hybrid and electric vehicles in various stages of production readiness were scattered across the show floor. Several vehicles were ready for prime time, including near-production versions of the Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe and the plug-in version of the Toyota Prius.

The message: Japan is ready to meet the U.S. government's 35.5 MPG corporate average fuel economy mandate for the 2016 model year. Executives of several Japanese automakers say they can hit the U.S. standard without additional technology.

For example:

Mazda Motor Corp. has said it will achieve a 30 percent fuel economy reduction but is nonetheless pursuing a $1.1 billion public offering to develop hybrid powertrains to exceed the standard.

Toyota Motor Corp. predicts that 30 percent of its global sales in 2020 will be hybrid vehicles, not including plug-in hybrids.

Nissan Motor Co. revealed a plan to push its U.S. product portfolio deeper into small, fuel-efficient cars by introducing the subcompact V platform here.

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