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The keys to Canada’s fully electric Mitsubishi car handed over to a Winnipeg man on at the start of winter.

We have the

[hydroelectric] power in Canada, in the world, said Ross who picked up his new car at the Waverley Mitsubishi

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric shown in a Winnipeg dealership on has no tail pipe, creates no and never needs oil to be added.

That’s what I want to use for in my car.

Redman, an electronics technician, he originally purchased the i-MiEV — eye-meeve — for its high-torque performance, but now he is motivated to save the environment.

We global warming problems, he Polar bears for example, can’t get out on the sea ice because there is no sea

Somehow we have to slow our production of carbon dioxide.  is my contribution, he added, pointing to his new

The four-passenger, sub-compact hatchback has no and emits no greenhouse gases.

up for 80 cents

Redman said the of fuelling his new car is a mere 80 cents per at Manitoba Hydro rates.

In his garage, Redman said he to fully charge his electric car a standard 110-volt plug in 15 to 20 hours. If he upgrades to a 220-volt similar to what a basement uses — the car will charge in hours.

Mitsubishi Motors vice-president Kenji Itoh the i-MiEV electric car has been in Quebec. (CBC)

Mitsubishi decided to launch its first sale of the i-MiEV in Winnipeg Redman was so determined early on to get

He spent $5,000 [on a] deposit years ago to have the i-MiEV. So for us,

a very important customer, Kenji Itoh, vice-president of Motors Canada, who flew in Toronto on Thursday.

Itoh that the i-MiEV is already winter-tested in Canada, in collaboration Hydro Quebec.

But electric are in somewhat unchartered waters for new buyers, said Rino the general manager at Waverley

‘Range anxiety’ amid weather

Many worry so-called range anxiety — as in, How far can I go on a charge?

Furthermore, the car’s battery drains faster in weather.

The preferred temperature and would allow for about 150 of driving. And in extreme cold, it may be around a third of that, Attardo.

But Redman said he is prepared to the car a shot. He likes one of the car’s advantages: instant electrical

It’s instant on, whereas if I was my gas-powered car, I would to be eight or 10 blocks down the before I would get any heat at he said.

Redman said he expects the overall maintenance of his electrical car to be lower than a gasoline-powered car because it never oil and has far fewer mechanical parts.


No incentive in Manitoba

The base model for the i-MiEV for $32,998, and the fully loaded is $35,998.

Nissan has also begun selling its own electric the Leaf, in Manitoba.

A Mitsubishi release says Ontario, and British Columbia have cash incentives to reduce the price of electric vehicles.

for electric cars range $5,000 to $8,231 off the sticker

However, there is no such in Manitoba.

The Manitoba Electric Association has a set goal for Manitoba to 4,000 electric cars on the by 2015 — a number of cars to U.S. President Barack goal to see one million electric on the road in that country.

Natural Resources Canada 37 per cent of Canada’s emissions from transportation in 2008.

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