Nikkei. Mitsubishi Motors is developing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, according to President Osamu Masuko, speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on Monday.
The development of a plug-in hybrid comes on the heels of the auto maker’s plan to launch a mass-produced electric vehicle [the iMiEV] next year in Japan... Masuko noted that the plug-in hybrid will be better suited for longer distances than the electric car.
Mitsubishi Motors formed a joint venture with GS Yuasa Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC)—Lithium Energy Japan—to manufacture large-capacity and high-performance lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. (Earlier post.)