At present, there are various regulations on the installation of natural gas stations and the maintenance of high-pressure tanks in Japan, which hinders the introduction of CNG. A review of related regulations has been initiated, and a ground is being created to promote the spread of NGVs in Japan as well. Although the installation of natural gas stations is not progressing, if gnv is introduced as a bi-fuel vehicle that can run on petrol, the problem of autonomy will be almost solved.
Traditionally, Japan is a country that has made a strong commitment to alternative energy. Being a developed economy and having no oil reserves in its territory, the need to look for alternative means of energy production has encompassed all areas including transport.
Thus, manufacturers such as Toyota or Suzuki, offer their vehicles with CNG and sell more than 100 000 vehicles in the world with CNG equipment already pre-installed
The perceived change in the Government of Japan may allow a greater implementation of CNG refueling stations for sale to the public, especially for heavy transport
In Japan there are currently 176 CNG refuelling stations open to the public, which, being a small country with a high population density, means that the Japanese have a compressed natural gas refuelling station really close by