PHEVs to Congregate at Hybridfest 2007; Two Research PHEVs from Argonne
EU Acknowledges Potential Shortcomings of Biofuels, Pushes For Global Trade and Sustainable Development

New-Vehicle Sales in Japan Drop to 30-Year Low

Nikkei. New-vehicle sales in Japan fell 7.4% to 2.84 million units for the first six months of 2007, a second straight year-to-year interim decline, according to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

Sales of registered vehicles, excluding mini-vehicles, totaled 1.78 million units for the first half, down 10.5% to a 30-year low. The figure plunged 15.1% for subcompacts, which account for about half of the vehicle sales in this category.

For the first time in four years, sales of mini-vehicles—models with engines of 660cc or smaller displacement—declined on the year. In June, registered-vehicle sales fell for the 24th consecutive month, with mini-vehicle sales slipping for a third month in a row.

Comments

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)