The Promotion of Micro-Mobility in Japan: The Challenge of Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicles

Yveline Lecler (2020), The Promotion of Micro-Mobility in Japan: The Challenge of Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicles, in Cornelia Storz, Markus Taube (eds.), Firms, Institutions, and the State in East Asia, A Festschrift in Honour of Werner Pascha, Metropolis-Verlag, Marburg, Economic studies on Asia 16, p. 159-175.

There is no clear definition of micro-mobility, which for some is synonymous with personal mobility, while for others appears as a sub-category. In other words, for some it includes different types of vehicles, such as e-scooters and any electric cycles, along with new personal transport assistance robots, and even golf carts and electric wheelchairs. Although most European cities are flooded with all e-scooters, this is not the case in Japan, where they are not allowed yet apart from in very few incipient experiments. This study is therefore limited to micro-mobility understood as mobility using 3-4 wheeled 1-2 seater Ultra Compact Electric Vehicles (UC-EVs). [Lire la suite]
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