Japan's Environment Minister, Nobuteru Ishihara, made if officially known that in the lead up to the 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan will actively promote increase uptake of electric vehicles in an attempt to "ease urban heat island effects and take measures against heat stroke and heat exhaustion toward the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo."

Quoting Ishihara:

"It is important for us to demonstrate how Japanese technology can hold down the burden on the environment."

The Minister says that electric buses will become increasingly common in and around Tokyo and the Games approach.

It seems electric vehicles are one solution to a problem (environmental destruction) that is sadly spreading to more and more areas of this Earth.

Source: Kyodo News