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Mitsubishi i-MiEV eligible for consumer grant

Mitsubishi is to announce that the first electric vehicle to the UK market, the i-MiEV has been successful for the Plug In Car Grant (PICG) of The i-MiEV met a wide range of emissions and performance standards and criteria set by OLEV to qualify for the

The coalition Government announcement of vehicles was made this at The Guild Hall in London and apply to all motorists buying an plug-in hybrid or hydrogen cell car from 1st January The Government confirmed in October’s Review, a provision of over has been made to promote the of ultra-low carbon vehicle

Mitsubishi Motors UK’s Director, Lance Bradley

“Having the first mass fully electric vehicle in the UK puts us at the forefront of a new era in the automotive We are delighted that the i-MiEV has met the level of criteria required to for the Plugged In Car Grant. We know the orders that we have received that the i-MiEV appeal to a wide cross-section of individuals and business users, its exciting combination of innovation, and technology”.

The European electric is the first for the UK market and is on sale now at Ј23,990 for orders placed for from 1 st January 2011, the PICG consumer incentive. Motors has recently announced contract hire pricing and payment plans starting as little as Ј399 per month 1 .

From August 2010, UK have been able to the EU type approved i-MiEV via assigned National Electric Manager (NEVM) based in The NEVM has already taken orders in advance for vehicle throughout January 2011 all areas of the car market – retail, business and large fleets. are due to announce their UK EV Sales on 23 rd December 2010.

In order to more information about the of electric vehicles, Mitsubishi has been proactively supporting Government trials since 2009. This includes the Strategy Board’s (TSB) Ultra Low Carbon demonstrator in the West Midlands managed by the consortium.

Mitsubishi Motors contributed by the first manufacturer to supply a of 25 electric vehicles fitted data loggers to independent as part of the 12 month project. The consortium tested the vehicles in conditions and although the most up to results are to be published later month, latest research the UK’s largest study long term low carbon reveals an increase in driver and gives the first real-world of the cost of ‘refuelling’ and new information on trends.

Mitsubishi Motors has been in discussion with councils across the UK supporting the in Places’ scheme. ‘Plugged in is an initiative to install publicly electric charging points for vehicles in cities and regions in the UK. Keynes, London and Newcastle been successful in the first and the successful bidding consortia in the phase are based in: the Midlands; Manchester; East of England; and Northern Ireland.

About the Mitsubishi i-MiEV

The running costs of the i-MiEV are a key over more traditional with additional incentives

Fuel cost only for 12,000 miles driving per full charge based on an of Ј0.10 per kWh)

If using an 7 tariff, this cost be as little as Ј135 pence for a for miles driving (Ј1.05 per charge based on an average of per kWh)

Low servicing costs and – only approximately 4 working compared to over 300 in a typical combustion engine

Zero CO 2 tailpipe emissions

year capital allowances for vehicles

Zero benefit-in-kind car tax

Exempt from road tax

from London Congestion

Free parking in some boroughs and cities such as Keynes

Additional Details

Top 81 mph

Range 93 miles

3-years mileage vehicle warranty, EV componentwarranty

8-year anti-corrosion warranty

3-year pan-European home and accident assistance

residual values at 43% after 3 and 30,000 miles

The i-MiEV complete with 12-month / mile service intervals, and for Ј300 including VAT the customer up to 3-years / 37,500 servicing the Mitsubishi Service Plan

Eligible cars and availability

Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Jan 2011

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