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Asia's climate crisis

Japan automakers take the hard road

Scepticism over electrical vehicle transition highlights wider global battle

Japanese automakers are hesitant to bet on electric vehicles, with Toyota reluctant to forsake the internal combustion engine   © Illustration by Michael Tsang

This is the latest piece in a series on the COP26 climate summit and the danger Asia faces from global heating. Previous articles can be viewed here.

Asia's efforts to hit international greenhouse gas emission targets have come under pressure from powerful industry lobbies, fossil fuel dependence and lack of investment in renewable energy sources in poor countries.

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