Japan Planing 'Smart City' of the Future

City envisioned in a post-fossil fuel world where sun, wind and nuclear power are harnessed to power buildings, homes and electric cars.

Published: 11-Oct-2010

Chiba, Japan -- There were gadgets and robots galore at Japan's premier electronics show last week. But one of the biggest attractions wasn't anything you could touch - an energy-efficient city of the future.

For the first time, the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, better known as CEATAC, devoted one area of the show floor to selling a vision of urban life in 2020 and beyond.

'Smart city'


Mitsubishi i-MiEV similar to those operating in disaster zones where gasoline is unavailable.

Surprisingly, it's the Mitsubishi iMiEV and Nissan LEAF that are proving their mettle in providing vital transport services in earthquake/tsunami ravaged parts of Japan.


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