Although the Japanese government is OK with setting up laws for new category of very small cars, its legislation is very slow.
But the market is active.
The Japanese automakers are selling new small EVs that are acceptable in the present law.
The picture above is just one example.
This EV is just for one person,
weighs 420 kgs, runs 50 kilo meters when fully charged.
It takes 6 hours to fully charge its cells.
This handy small cars are getting very popular in this country.
It is clean and convenient in moving around on narrow streets.
Still improvement of EV batteries are awaited in lower cost, longer cruising range, and shorter charging hours.
Why not develop EV batteries in roll to roll system or continuous process using steel belts?
Steel belt video: http://www.steelbelt.jp/060video/video.php
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