Monday, December 21, 2009

Mitsubishi Announces US Fleet Testing of i-MiEV at New York Show

During the presentation of the i MiEV electric vehicle at the New York Auto Show, Mitsubishi’s Managing Director in charge of Product Development Group Headquarters, Tetsuro Aikawa revealed that the Japanese company plans to use the i-MiEV in a joint fleet testing program in cooperation with select U.S. power companies in the fall of this year. The i MiEV is a 100% electric vehicle that is powered by a 330-volt lithium-ion battery system located under the floor deck that is linked to a 47-kW permanent-magnet electric motor, promising up to 80 miles of driving on a single charge.

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