Mitsubishi Confirms i-MiEV for Australia
“The i-MiEV has been attracting a lot of attention in Australia, and I am pleased to announce that we can now confirm additional vehicles will be arriving here in the next few months. This announcement will ensure that we will be number one in bringing the electric vehicle to Australia,” Masuko said.
The first shipments of the i-MiEV EVs are scheduled to arrive in Australia in July and August and will initially include 40 vehicles for Australian distribution. The vehicles will be offered to customers under a leasing agreement, starting from July.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia’s CEO and President thinks there is demand for the i-MiEV in the country.
“Over the last twelve months we have conducted feasibility trials with potential electric vehicle customers, such as local, state and federal government bodies, and major fleet operators, and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive,” Takahashi said.
The i-MiEV, which stands for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle, uses a compact electric motor and a large-capacity lithium-ion battery pack, which is supplied by Lithium Energy Japan. The car’s permanent magnet synchronous engine produces 47 kW (64 hp) and 180 Nm of torque.