Nikkei. The Hong Kong government will buy 10 i-MiEV electric vehicles from Mitsubishi Motors Corp., according to the environment secretary.
Edward Yau told reporters the months-long test drive of the iMiEV, a lithium-ion battery-powered four-seater that gives out roughly 63 horsepower with a top speed of 130 kilometers per hour, was satisfactory.
Yau said the procurement demonstrates “the government’s commitment in promoting the use of EV in combating air pollution.” The cars are expected to arrive in Hong Kong by the end of the year and will be used by various government departments. Yau said the two Hong Kong power companies are in talks with car park operators about installing charging devices for the electric cars.