In August 2018, the Strategic Commission for the New Era of Automobiles released an interim report setting long-term goals toward 2050, including 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per vehicle (90% in case of passenger vehicles) through technological developments, the promotion of connectivity and optimisation of car use. Ultimately, Japan aims to achieve well-to-wheel zero emission society by the end of 2015. The interim report also stipulates 2030 targets regarding the diffusion rate of next generation automobiles: Hybrid vehicles: 30-40%; Battery electric vehicles/plug-in hybrid vehicles: 20-30%; Fuel-cell electric vehicles: 3%; Clean diesel 5-10%. IEA/IRENA Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database © OECD/IEA and IRENA, [November 2020]