Mitsubishi Delivers 25 i-MiEV EVs in the UK

As perhaps the most anticipated year in recent automotive history is just around the corner, Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi takes point and opens the flood-gates to the avalanche of EVs scheduled for release in 2010 with the delivery of 25 i-MiEV in the UK.

The cars, brought to the island via its distributor, Colt Car Company, will be used as part of a demonstration program for electric and ultra-low-carbon vehicles run by the West Midlands region.

"The demonstration program that the i-MiEVs were delivered to will begin this month, led by the TSB, and works with municipalities, electric power companies, automobile makers, among others, in a collaborative effort to promote ultra-low-carbon vehicles," Mitsubishi says in a release.

"The program puts electric and other ultra-low-carbon vehicles that meet certain standards for CO2 emissions and cruising range into the hands of individuals to actually experience them on the UK's roads."

"By doing so, the program aims to ascertain the practicality of these ultra-low-carbon vehicles while promoting the construction of infrastructure for these types of vehicles."

The delivery of the EVs comes only a few days after the carmaker announced the availability of the fast charger for the i-MiEV in the UK, a charging technology which will allow the cars to be recharged from zero to eighty percent of capacity in just 30 minutes.

2010 will mark a milestone for Mitsubishi as well, as it plans to make the i-MiEV a global presence.
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