National Budget 2021 - Electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles

Last updated: 19 February 2024

Japan's Ministry of Environment is working on decarbonisation of lifestyles, especially in mobility, by subsidising electrified vehicles such as electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles, storage batteries, promoting preferential treatments such as introducing charging and discharging facilities, and providing free parking slots for electric vehicles.


The program provides subsidies to individuals, private businesses (small and medium-sized enterprises), local governments, and other entities that purchase electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles, with the requirement that they procure 100% renewable electricity for their homes and offices.

The amendment will increase the former subsidy of JPY 400,000 for the purchase of an EV to JPY 600,000 for a set of EV and charging/discharging equipment, and JPY 800,000 when the buyer's home or office is supplied with 100% renewable electricity.

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