Japan Declares Hummers an Environmental Asset

Japan Declares Hummers an  Environmental Asset

Japan has declared the huge Hummer H3 automobile environment- friendly.  Buyers of the 4700- pound behemoth will now receive a 250,000 yen ($2,780) subsidy. How did  Japan’s Trade Ministry make Hummers “green?” Not by technological wizardry. Japan simply lowered environmental standards to avoid a trade war with the U.S.A.

More by Hiroko Tabuchi of the New York Times here.


Image (“Hummer in the Snow, after Torii Kotondo”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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One Response to “Japan Declares Hummers an Environmental Asset”

  1. End of the Road for Hummer « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] There are rumors that GM is inviting offers by other Hummer suitors. And why not? There’s new deal sweetener. Even though the giant gas guzzler gets only 10 miles per gallon, Japan has declared the Hummer  environmentally friendly. […]

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