Mitsubishi i-MiEV alternatives
Latest model: Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2011
Previewed as concept carat the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show, then launched in Japan in January 2006, recipient of many an award and well received by media and buyers alike, the high-tech A-segment i has been selected as the platform for Mmc's next generation electric car project: the Mitsubishi I-miev, whose Euro-spec. version (left-hand-drive and right-hand-drive is officially represented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show).
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Making the best use of the mid-ship architecture of this new urban car, the electric i or i Miev then was announced in October 2006 as a research car powered by a compact and lightweight motor and high-energy density lithium-ion batteries.
Less than 3 years later, once a thorough development workflow was completed accumulating over 500000, km of testing, the vehicle was launched in Japan as I-miev in July 2009 first with fleet buyers. Books were then opened for private buyers as well, the first deliveries to this second wave of Japanese clients taking place from April 2010.
The next commercial step starts today in Paris, prior to a start of production at Mmc's Mizushima plant in October. Deliveries to European buyers will then start in 14 selected markets from December 2010, depending country by country.