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Inaugural Members

Honorary Chairperson - Soichiro Fukutake, Honorary Adviser, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Chairperson - Hiroshi Yokokawa, President, Japan Association of Athletics Federations
President - Nobuhiro Tajima, Chairman and CEO, Tajima Motor Corporation
Directors -
Kazunobu Sato,Chairman, Ehime EV Promoters Association, Ehime Industrial Promotion Foundation Hitoshi Arima,President, Arima Management Design, Ltd. Chairman, Yokohama Smart Community Takahiro Suzuki,Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University Toshio Yamashita,CEO, INTERROBANG DESIGN INC. Kohei Kusaka,Director, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Hiroshi Fujiwara,Chairman, President and CEO, BroadBand Tower, Inc. Mamoru Shiiki,Assistant General Manager, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles Eriko Araki,General Manager, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles Yoshihiko Kamiaraiso,Assistant General Manager, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles

Our mission

To leave the beautiful Earth for our children in the future—this is the strong desire that has driven us to establish the former Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles on June 29, 2010 to promote the use of the use of EV and FCEV. Now is the time for us to fulfill our responsibility towards posterity and to take ongoing action in order that the future generations, including our children and grandchildren, can continue living a healthy life in a rich natural environment.

In the Japanese automobile industry, the emergence of the hybrid Prius released in December 1997 marked the beginning of an era of next-generation, environmentally friendly vehicles. Japanese auto-manufacturers have started the mass production of electric vehicles, such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and the Nissan LEAF, ahead of other global competitors. In addition, the use of fuel cell vehicles is also beginning to spread widely.

It is our intention to acquire broad cooperation from people in positions throughout various industries, educational institutions and the administration to exert their influences in all directions. This will realize a world where many consumers consider electric vehicles, among other candidates for personal transportation and actually select one. We would sincerely like to request you for the endorsement.

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The membership of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles is open to business enterprises which consider the commercialization of their electric vehicles, or individuals who would like to support the electric vehicle industry.Click here for the application process

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