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Japan's Sagawa to electrify entire minicar delivery fleet by 2030

Courier aims for 10% emissions cut to woo consumers and investors

Mock-up of a Sagawa electric minicar under development: Delivering packages via conventional trucks or minicars is extremely carbon intensive. (Photo courtesy of Sagawa)

TOKYO -- Japan's SG Holdings, operator of the Sagawa Express courier service, looks to switch all of its roughly 7,000 minicars to electric models by 2030 with the goal of reducing carbon emissions more than 10%.

Sagawa is the first big Japanese delivery company planning a move to an all-electric fleet of kei minicars, which are used frequently to navigate residential areas with narrow roads. They account for about 20% of Sagawa's delivery vehicles.

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