JCLP has released “Statement on the Transition to Zero Emission Commercial Vehicles”


JCLP calls for enhanced government leadership and support to address market uncertainties and operational issues for the transition to zero emission commercial vehicles


Tokyo, Japan, June 9 2023 – Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnerships (JCLP), a coalition of 240 companies committed to climate action, has released “Statement on the Transition to Zero Emission Commercial Vehicles”. The statement was submitted to the relevant ministries of Japan.


As a group of companies dedicated to driving decarbonization, JCLP is actively working on the transition of commercial vehicles to zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) to achieve the 1.5°C goal.


Through dialogues with various stakeholders, it became clear that one of the factors stagnating the spread of ZEVs in Japan is that automotive manufacturers, infrastructure companies, and user companies are struggling to formulate investment plans due to the lack of market foreseeability.


Therefore, in the statement, while welcoming the recent progress made in ZEV-related policies in Japan, JCLP presents the following statements in the hope that we, as user companies, can actively contribute to the ZEV transition by supporting the government and automotive companies.


  1. We call on the government to demonstrate a clear commitment to ZEV roll-out, articulate concrete investment plans, and create a policy environment that provides favorable incentives and advantages for ZEVs.
  2. Further government support, including subsidies for the development and roll-out of ZEVs and charging and fueling infrastructure, is needed.
  3. Regulatory frameworks should be flexible to encourage ZEV transition.


EV100 expresses its support for this statement.


A message from Ms. Sandra Roling, Director of Transport, Head of EV100
“The commitments of companies participating in the international EV100 initiative show that businesses understand their climate responsibility and are already investing in electric vehicles. They need a supportive policy environment to achieve their EV ambitions. This paper is worthwhile because it highlights the crucial measures required to support corporate fleets and achieve a rapid EV transition in Japan, based on practical challenges faced by companies.”


Download the full statement here.

Download the press release here