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12:00 AM, July 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:10 AM, July 19, 2019

Japan govt eyes slow electric cars for elderly

The government is attempting to build a framework to enable elderly people and others to use low-speed electric vehicles to go shopping, to the hospital and elsewhere. Using vehicles that do not emit carbon dioxide could also help fight global warming. Amid growing awareness of the dangers posed by elderly drivers, the program is also being watched as a means of encouraging elderly people to give up their driver’s licenses by ensuring they have a means of everyday transportation. Trial programs are to be carried out from as early as this autumn through fiscal 2021 at seven sites nationwide. 

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