Transport Canada to Test Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV

The all electric vehicle frenzy has conquered most of the civilized world. Everybody wants to drive an EV, producers race to get their zero emission cars on the market while companies struggle to be the first to build a charging infrastructure.

Mitsubishi is one of the first automakers to sell EVs. The i-MiEV is a great hit in Japan and the car manufacturer is preparing the small battery powered car for its debut on the European and American markets. Until then, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Transport Canada for feasibility testing of the zero-emissions i-MiEV electric vehicle.

According to the agreement, two i-MiEVs will be provided to Transport Canada, who will test the i-MiEV in real-world conditions to evaluate the vehicles’ road handling, performance and range. The tests will also show the environmental benefits of using the i-MiEV. Transport Canada is part of the Canadian national government that is responsible for transportation policies and programs

“At Mitsubishi we are very pleased that Transport Canada has chosen to partner with us by helping to evaluate the i-MiEV in real world conditions. Currently, we have similar agreements with the City of Vancouver, the Government of British Columbia, power company BC Hydro, and power company Hydro-Quebec,” said Peter Renz, Director of National Marketing, MMSCAN.

“But it is especially gratifying to have the support and encouragement of the Government of Canada. We all live in the same world, and it is to everyone’s benefit to help make a better environment for future generations; and projects like this is how we begin,” he added.
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