Just as they have in most other countries, car sales in Japan have gone in the dumpster. Now, the Japanese government is considering new incentives to at least stimulate sales of greener cars. The new program would provide cash back ranging from $1,000-3,000 depending what is purchased. Buyers of fuel efficient mini-cars that meet certain emissions and efficiency criteria would be eligible for the minimum rebates. Larger vehicles and hybrid and electric vehicles could get as much as $2,000 back. Those who opt to trade in a car that's at least 13 years old would get back an extra $1,000 in Japan's version of cash for clunkers.

[Source: Nikkei via Green Car Congress]

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