Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) will produce 2,000 i-MiEV electric vehicles in 2009, the year the model will be launched in Japan, President Osamu Masuko said Tuesday.
The Japanese automaker will raise its annual output to 4,000 units in 2010 and then accelerate mass production, Masuko told Japanese reporters in Tokyo. Most of the vehicles will be sold in Japan for some ¥3 million (US$27,530) each.
Mitsubishi will begin selling the electric vehicles at reduced prices in 2010.
Masuko added that the firm will launch i MiEV road tests in Europe in October. A total of 12 vehicles will be used for the tests.