According to The Asahi Shimbun, they may move at a crawl, but electric golf buggies could prove to be the answer to transportation issues that increasingly plague depopulated areas with elderly residents and elsewhere.
Aside from the obvious benefit of making life easier, Yamaha Motor Co., which is pitching the idea, says tourists also would be able to make use of the low-speed vehicles, which are eco-friendly and provide an easy-to-access transit system.
Working with the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF), which operates roadside assistance hubs nationwide, Yamaha Motor anticipates a sharp increase in sales if its proposal is accepted.
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