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Tokyo one-ups rest of Japan with 2030 electric vehicle goal

Gov. Yuriko Koike pledges to lead Japan in transition to hybrids and EVs

A Nissan Leaf electric car is being charged. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says Japan's capital will "lead the global trend" toward producing gasoline-free cars.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tokyo has set a goal for all new cars sold in the city to be hybrids or electric vehicles by 2030, Gov. Yuriko Koike said in a meeting of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Tuesday, declaring that the onus is on the world's major cities to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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