Mitsubishi i-MiEV Is the 100,000th EV Sold in the US

Electric car sales in the United States reached an important milestone recently, with the number of EVs being delivered to customers surpassing the 100,000th mark.
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While some may find the number rather unimpressive, we think it's an important achievement for the EV industry and so does Plug In America advocacy group, who even thought about holding a contest to award a ClipperCreek Level 2 electric charging station to the owner of the 100,000th vehicle.

Now we know you might be tempted to think that the lucky winner owns a Tesla Model S or a Nissan Leaf. We did that as well. But the winner of the contest, Rich Salmon, actually owns a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a vehicle not that popular compared to above-mentioned models.

“We congratulate Rich Salmon of Grand Bay, Alabama, on winning Plug In America’s #PIA100K contest,” said Yoichi Yokozawa, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America in a statement. “We’d also like to thank him for buying our all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV. With more than 30,000 i-MiEVs and their related vehicles logging countless safe and trouble-free miles on the roads in such dynamic locales as Southeast Asia, Europe, Japan and North America, Mr. Salmon is in good company.”
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