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By 2012, Japan plans to implement energy efficiency standards to govern over industrial electric motors. According to a report in the Nikkei, the standards will include specific efficiency targets for each individual type of motor and could impact numerous industries, including the automotive sector.

The Japanese trade and transport ministries are in the process of drafting new fuel efficiency standards on car-makers. The new rules are expected to be released before the end of 2006 and are expected to be the toughest in the world. The Japanese market is the second largest in the world after the United States and the rules could have a wide-spread effect on vehicles sold elsewhere. All car-makers who sell vehicles in Japan would be subject to the new rules, regardless are where the vehicles a