Mitsubishi Tests the i-MiEV in Thailand

Mitsubishi is tightening its relationship with the Government of Thailand, announcing that it will begin a joint study for fleet testing of electric vehicles. Mitsubishi will begin initiatives for the future market introduction of the i-MiEV, through its local producer and distributor, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand.

Supporting Mitsubishi's initiative, the Government will proceed with its Electric Vehicle Project, creating an integrated organization with related ministries and government agencies, under the direction of the Ministry of Industry.

Thailand's Ministry of Industry has already been pushing for EV popularization, and the start of this EV joint project with Mitsubishi moves forward with specific testing of EVs, researching the acceptability and marketability of EVs in Thailand, setting up user support systems, and expanding charging infrastructure, etc.

This joint EV study project with the Thai Ministry of Industry is a happy occasion for both Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Motors Thailand. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Minister of Industry, who recently gathered a group consisting of the Ministry of Industry, the Board of Investment, the Thai Automotive Institute, and other concerned authorities to act as an advisory board for the project," said Osamu Masuko, president of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

"The popularization of EVs in Thailand will not only contribute to the reduction of environmental burdens, but I also firmly believe that the popularization of EVs in Thailand will be an important aspect in bolstering Thailand’s competitive edge in the next-generation vehicle industry,” he added.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is currently sold in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe. Additionally, Mitsubishi collaborates with various governments to promote the popularization of EVs. Among others, the Japanese manufacturer has signed agreements with the governments of the Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, and Singapore.
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