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MMC to Provide Ten i MiEV EVs for G8 Summit

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will provide 10 i MiEV electric vehicles for official use at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit. The electric vehicles will be used as transport for visiting world leaders and members of the media.

MMC will bring the Li-ion battery powered i MiEV electric vehicle to market next year in Japan.

MMC is conducting fleet tests in cooperation with several electric power companies in Japan, and plans to begin fleet testing of the i MiEV at more than one US power company as early as this fall.



This is good news! MiEV is lighter than the hybrids and should cover 70-80m all-electric. According to the Treehugger site: "Mitsubishi plans to sell the commercial version in 2010 for less than ¥2 million (US$17,000)."

Which bodes well for other 16kWh batteries and Li-Io batteries in general. It looks like the MiEV battery should be valued around $350-400/kWh.


frickin brilliant!

This will advert this car to the people making decisions. At least the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit attendees will see it and know we have the technology NOW.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) & i MiEV get a big thumbs up!

(p.s. It's time for Th!nk to make another 10 cars available).


Who is going to supply the electric 3+ Ton VUS for our delegates?

Maybe MG...

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