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Mitsubishi i MiEV Electric Vehicle of the Year

5th October 2009 Print
The all-electric Mitsubishi i MiEV city car scooped Electric Vehicle of the Year sponsored by EDF Energy at the GreenFleet awards ceremony, on 1st October at the Guildhall, London.

The i MiEV was praised for its four seat practicality, range and charge time. It also scored highly for the simplicity with which it could be used, thanks to the use of conventional controls and functional cabin layout.

Mitsubishi Motors’ Sales and Marketing Director, Toby Marshall, commented: “The i MiEV is only the start of an exciting future for Mitsubishi Motors. At the end of this month we’ll be showing the Concept PX-MiEV at the Tokyo Motorshow, a next-generation plug-in hybrid with 141 mpg, and we already have other great environmental technologies such as ClearTec. This low CO2 technology is already on the Colt city car, and will soon be arriving on many other vehicles in the Mitsubishi line up.”

The i MiEV is a fully electric city car with zero emissions. It's a real car, which ensures no compromise in cabin space and seats 4 adults. It has a top speed of 81 mph, a range of 100 miles and can be trickle charged from flat to full in 6 hours at any UK three-pin socket, costing only 96p for a full charge – that’s just £115 for 12,000 miles driving. In addition, the i MiEV can be fast-charged from flat to 80% in just 30 minutes.

The first 25 i MiEVs arrive in the UK in November 2009 where they are taking part in the Technology Strategy Board Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator Programme in the West Midlands.