We have decided to donate a portion of fare from our electric limousine service to the Junior Eco-Club of the Japan Environment Association (JEA) from Thursday, July 1, 2021. Currently, countries around the world are setting targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and Japan has also announced that it aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030, as compared to FY2013. Hinomaru Limousine is actively promoting the SDGs, and as one of these goals, we are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by actively introducing electric vehicles to our fleet. We are also conducting environmental protection activities by recommending environmentally friendly services to our customers. To promote these efforts and to support the development of children who will be equipped with the spirit of caring for the environment, the ability to take action, and the power to create the future, we have started making donations to the Junior Eco-Club.
A passenger car can travel around 10 kilometers per liter of gasoline, but large buses are very inefficient vehicles, with a fuel consumption of only about 3 kilometers per liter due to their heavy construction. In 2003, we introduced Japan’s first hybrid-electric bus, and operated it in the Marunouchi and Nihonbashi areas of Tokyo as a bus with low environmental impact. In 2010, we introduced the Zero Emission Taxi, an electric cab that aims to return to the starting point of public transportation from the consumer’s point of view, with zero emissions while driving. The Zero Emission Taxi began operating in the Marunouchi, Otemachi, and Yurakucho areas of Tokyo. In 2014, Hinomaru Limousine introduced the industry’s first Tesla Model S (electric vehicle) for limousine use in Japan as Zero Limousine. Hinomaru Limousine will continue to be on the leading edge of development of transportation infrastructure so that overseas visitors will be able to see that Tokyo is an model environmental city.