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Tesla Price Cut Fuels Doubling of Foreign EV Sales in Japan

  • Sales of imported EVs more than doubled to 8,610 last year
  • Japan has been a tough market to crack for electric vehicles
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New registrations of imported electric vehicles in Japan more than doubled in 2021, an encouraging sign for the likes of Tesla Inc. in what has been a tough market for foreign EV-makers. 

Registrations for imported EVs totaled 8,610 last year, up from 3,238 in 2020, Japan Automobile Imported Association said Tuesday. EVs accounted for 3.3% of foreign car registrations in Japan, compared with 1.3% the previous year.