Mitsubishi i-MiEV Coming to Canadian Fleets in November

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Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: i-MiEV
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi
In Brief: The Japanese car company has entered into an agreement to put a pair of its 4-passenger dedicated electric vehicles onto Canadian streets by November.

The Word

Mitsubishi began taking domestic orders for its all-electric i-MiEV at the end of July with delivery to the Japanese markets expected sometime early in 2010.


However in Canada, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) is announcing that the i-MiEV may visible on the streets of British Columbia as soon as November 2009. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Mitsubishi Canada Ltd, the Government of British Columbia, BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver sets to add a single i-MiEV to BC Hydro's fleet of vehicles and another to the City of Vancouver's fleet of vehicles for "demonstration and evaluation purposes." More vehicles could be added as they become available.

And so …

This seems to be part of a wider campaign by Mitsubishi to raise the profile of the i-MiEV in as many countries as possible. Don't point fingers—the race is on to have the first affordable, mid-sized mass-production all-electric vehicle on the market in countries across the world, and so far Mitsubishi might be leading the pack.

The Sources

Jim Robinson, for the Hamilton Spectator

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