Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will begin shipments of its i-MiEV electric vehicle (EV) to Australia starting from July. The sale of the i-MiEV in Australia marks the second market outside of Japan that the i-MiEV will be sold, after Hong Kong, which began sales in May of this year.
MMC, along with its Australian distributor Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL), has been conducting EV promotional activities aimed at electric power companies and other entities since February of this year with 2 i-MiEVs.
Forty i-MiEVs will be shipped starting from July. Plans are to sell the i-MiEVs via lease to customers from July.
The i-MiEV was first sold in Japan in July of 2009 mainly to corporations and municipalities, and in April of this year sales to individuals began.