More EVs to hit Japanese market

NHK -- Nov 22
More domestic and international automakers are set to roll out fully electric cars in Japan amid a growing global push for EVs.

Japanese manufacturers Toyota Motor and Subaru will start selling mass-produced EVs for the first time from around the middle of next year.

Nissan plans to introduce a new model this winter that will be offered alongside its current EV flagship, the Leaf.

Sweden's Volvo will launch a subscription service in Japan for a limited number of units. The firm hopes it will appeal to those on the fence about going electric.

Volvo also plans to start selling EVs in the country for the first time in January.

The automaker wants its global lineup to be electric by 2030.

Fully electric vehicles have yet to catch on in Japan. They account for less than 1 percent of the new cars sold in the country.