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Mitsubishi i-MiEV launches largest public electric car

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has become the zero emissions fully city car to be used on the government Technology Strategy Board trials.

It has a top speed of 81 mph, a of 100 miles1 and can be trickle charged flat to full in seven at any UK three-pin socket costing £1 for a full charge. In the i-MiEV can be fast-charged from to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes the quick charger.

Mr Genichiro President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors said: “Mitsubishi Motors an holistic approach to environmental and issues at every stage of the design, production and in-service The i-MiEV is the most prominent of our basket of environmental solutions, makes the prospect of ultra-low transport a present-day reality”.

Endorsing the programme as an i-MIEV in the trials, Quentin Willson, These first EVs that go on the Strategy Board s trial the start of a seismic shift in the of cars we drive and how we power

“The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a of a transport revolution that will change the world. At here s an electric car that t look like a church seats four, does 80 mph and less than a quid to What is there not to love?

is the first stage of a Government-supported project to trial electric and low emission vehicles and begins in the Midlands today. The keys to 25 i-MiEVs (Mitsubishi innovative Vehicle) will be given to drivers including automotive Quentin Willson to test the next 12 months by the CABLED and Birmingham Low Emission Vehicle consortium in Centenary Square,

The CABLED consortium will the project after being in June as one of eight successful in the £25 million Technology Board Ultra Low Emission Demonstrator Competition. The consortium together the expertise of 13 West organisations within the engineering, manufacturing, academic, public and sectors, and is led by global engineering Arup.

The project is worth million and will trial 110 on the roads of Birmingham and Coventry. 340 vehicles are being tested funding from the Technology Board. As well as being the CABLED is the first consortium to vehicle trials and has recently further public backing to £2.5 million funding by Advantage West Midlands (a development agency).

Neil Butcher, Arup’s leader of the CABLED consortium “Less than 1% of the vehicles every year in the UK are electric and of these are currently used in We think that by 2020, low cars will be commercially and it’s important that we to understand the public’s reaction and the necessary infrastructure to prepare for

“Today’s launch is a landmark for the UK automotive industry, and this will begin to examine the where the vehicles meet the environment energy generation, charging and driver behaviour. is an important first step on our to a low-carbon future.”

Drivers for the trials of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and 85 vehicles were chosen an application process led by Coventry The other five manufacturers will roll out vehicles in include:

Smart ed x 40 electric cars

Indica x 25 electric car


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Microcab x 10 fuel cell powered

Land Rover Range_e x 5 in hybrid vehicles

LTI x 5 electric

Martyn Mangan, automotive manager for Advantage West said: “The West is expertly positioned to co-ordinate trials, as home to the UK’s regional automotive industry and 60 per cent of our annual industry and development is commissioned here.

“CABLED is also a shining of the West Midlands’ advanced in manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure. It play a key role in the wider of low emission vehicles on the UK roads, and West Midlands is fully to its development.”

The consortium also from a firm commitment to the necessary infrastructure to co-ordinate the from E.ON, Birmingham Council and Coventry City who will provide electrical points for vehicles across the two as well as access to the University of hydrogen refuelling station. the trials, Aston University be analysing and reporting its conclusions the data generated by the vehicles.

Gray, Chief Executive of the Strategy Board said: created the Low Carbon Vehicle competition to act as a catalyst for industry, the sector and academia to collaborate to low emission vehicles and solutions to them.

“The journey towards low transport will not be easy, but the programme is the biggest project of its to date and is a major step in the direction.”

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