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Mitsubishi Motors Begins Production of European-Spec i-MiEV and PSA Variants; Targeting 5,000 Units Sold Overseas in FY2010

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has begun production of its European-spec i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle along with production of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s (PSA) Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO at its Mizushima Plant.

MMC has been producing and selling the Japan-spec i-MiEV since last year. With the production of the European-spec models, MMC begins full-fledged export. In fiscal year 2010 (April, 2010 - March, 2011) MMC plans to sell 5,000 i-MiEVs overseas, including models built for PSA.

MMC plans to sell the i-MiEV in Europe in 14 countries—Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom—then from fiscal year 2011 sequentially expand the countries in which it will be sold.

Compared to the Japanese version, the European-spec i-MiEV has been altered to better suit European requirements, including: a different front and rear bumper design, added safety features such as Active Stability Control (ASC) system, new gear selection, an all-new left-hand-drive dashboard, etc. The European-spec i-MiEV also achieves a cruising range of 150 km (93 miles) under the European NEDC driving pattern on one charge.

Comments

Reel$$

The more EVs the better. Good luck Mitsubishi.

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