It has been a little bit since I have had any updates on the progress of Mitsubishi’s i MiEV vehicle. You might recall our last update that announced the partnership between Mitsubishi and Peugot back in March. It looks like since then they have been busy because on the 5th of June, World Environment Day, Mitsubishi unveiled the production version of the i-MiEV. What are the changes you ask? Let’s take a look.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station
Basically, the difference is that this is a production model. No, I am not kidding. The advanced experimental version and the production model look very similar and as far as most people can tell the major difference is that Mitsubishi is now ready to actually start distributing the vehicle. The i MiEV still features an all-electric driving experience with zero CO2 emissions and a driving range of 160 km (99 miles) on a single charge. This is good news, especially for the 1,400 local authorities and businesses in Japan that will be offered the Mitsubishi i MiEV on a lease basis during fiscal 2009.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car - interior - December 2008
Bottom line—the competition in the EV market is really getting energized and that doesn’t even take into account the plug-in hybrids that are also competing for the same consumer dollars.
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