Fraport AG said in a release that it aims to increase the share of EV vehicles in its fleet to 20% by 2015 and by more than 60% from 2020 onwards.
"i-MiEV’s evaluation at Frankfurt Airport marks a further milestone in Fraport’s sustainability strategy. With respect to the reduction of CO2 emissions, electric mobility at Frankfurt airport — along with the better energy efficiency of the terminals and other buildings — is an essential starting point. Pure EVs with a range of up to 160km are ideal for use for short range airport traffic," Dr. Stefan Schulte, Deputy Chairman of Fraport AG, said.
As for i MiEV, the car will be also sold in the United States after it was revealed at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. Powered by a 330-volt lithium-ion battery, it will be also launched in Europe in 2010.
"Electric vehicles are one branch of the automotive landscape and we are dedicated to providing these technology-sourced solutions as an important path for the world's clean-air options," Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO Shinichi Kurihara stated. "We believe the i MiEV delivers on the promise of sustainability, suitable range, performance, and innovative packaging and styling."