Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car - front - December 2008
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Mitsubishi isn’t stopping there; news is also circulating that they will be increasing 2012 production projections to 30,000 units in 2012. 30,000 units was actually previously reported as being the expected target for 2013, so we can see the company is taking an aggressive plan of action for the future. According to our partners over at AllCarsElectric.com, A Mitsubishi official told the Mainichi News, " Following the production hike, we want to reduce the price of the car to around 2 million yen in several years, which is about the same as gasoline vehicles."
Bottom line—Mitsubishi may be creeping into the lead in the minicar EV space with their current success with the i-MiEV and the significant amount of attention it has been getting lately. We personally can’t wait to see what the real world testing yields in terms of reliability and performance data.
Be sure to check out the further coverage of the i-MiEV production increase and price reduction over at AllCarsElectric.com. Then check out our past coverage on Mitsubishi and the i-MiEV over the last year.