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Japan's Government Clamps Down On Tiny Kei Cars, Fearing Irrelevance

Japan's Government Clamps Down On Tiny Kei Cars, Fearing Irrelevance

Japan does small cars like no other country on earth--mainly because they have to. The nation's Kei-jidosha car class was set up to make a class of car that was cheaper to run, easier to own and small enough to ease parking and minimize congestion. Now, reports The New York Times, these distinctive... read more

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Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Japan's Tiny 'Kei' Cars Set For Increasing Electrification

Kei-jidosha, or 'Kei cars' are one of our favorite "forbidden fruits" here at Green Car Reports. Strict tax, insurance and parking regulations in Japan result in vehicles... read more December 28, 2012 by  4


 
Honda N One  -  Driven in Japan, 11/2012

Honda N One: Quick Drive

The retro-styled Honda N One, which goes on sale in Japan this month, is super-cute—nodding to the original 1967 Honda N360—and looks perfect for space-confined... read more November 19, 2012 by  5


 
Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Honda Starts Sales Of N-ONE Retro Minicar

If you subscribe to the theory that Honda keeps all its really cool products in its home market of Japan, the announcement that the N-ONE retro-styled minicar has hit the... read more November 1, 2012 by  4


 
Suzuki Wagon R, Japan's highest selling vehicle

Half Of Japan Now Drives High MPG, Low Power Kei Minicars

If there's one thing that illustrates the culture difference between the United States and Japan better than anything else, it's the cars everyone drives. In the U.S, the... read more August 15, 2011 by  1


 
sketch of wider, U.S.-specification 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Wider 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV For U.S. Market: First Sketch

We've been waiting eagerly for more details of the modified U.S.-spec 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car. Now, Mitsubishi has started the long tease. The company tweeted a... read more October 28, 2010 by  4


 
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