Another electric car will also be tested in the United States in autumn 2008: Mitsubishi MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) with lithium-ion batteries (16 kWh) and an electric motor (47 kW). Tetsuro Aikawa, head of product development Mitsubishi, who disclosed this information in the Salon of New York in 2008. The Mitsubishi MiEV is presented there at the moment. It is based on the sub-compact model “i” run on gasoline, sold in Japan. Small reminder: Mitsubishi has 10 such cars to green energy supplier TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) for testing until March 2009 in Japan.
Concerning the European market it has certainly arguments to seduce the old continent. Already with the price predict of 17 000 (Euros).
Mitsubishi MiEV is being tested with Japanese companies since this autumn and can be recharged on specific terminal in less than 30 minutes. On the domestic sector will be around 5 hours.
Please note that our English colleagues and the European spokesman of the Japanese campaign for the import of the MiEV in Britain, especially since the right-hand drive like in Japan and the MiEV could be sold with just minor changes.