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Mitsubishi to ship 70 more to Oz

New era: One of the first shipment of 20 i-MiEV customer cars off the ship from Japan.

SOS for more Mitsubishi EVs granted as first 20 arrive

5 August

A PLEA by Mitsubishi Motors Limited (MMAL) for more to meet strong customer in Australia has been heeded by office, with an extra 70 of the city cars destined for before the end of the year.

The additional bringing the total 2010 allocation to 110 units were by MMAL president and CEO Masahiko at a ceremony today in Melbourne the arrival of the first 20 i-MiEV cars from Japan.

However, the extra deliveries not satisfy the more than 300 for the vehicles received by the Adelaide-based which is also hoping for deliveries in 2011 at the rate of 10 a

Representatives of the i-MiEV Foundation the first 33 Australian companies and organisations in line to receive on three-year leases were at a Webb Dock to see the first driven off the NYK car carrier Orion from Japan by Victorian John Brumby.

These will have to wait late this month or September for delivery of their new which most are using to EV technologies with an eye to broader application in future.

Once they hit the road, the will become the first EV from a major manufacturer on roads.

From top: president Masahiko Takahashi and premier John Brumby the first shipment of Mitsubishi in Melbourne, Mitsubishi PX-MiEV and Mitsubishi i-MiEV Cargo.

by 47kW electric motor, the i-MiEV has a range of up to 160km its 16kWh lithium-ion battery which can be charged in seven from a 240-volt domestic outlet.

Several of the i-MiEVs due in this year are destined for government trials in most

One batch will be assigned to the government s five-year EV trial which a total of 60 electric-powered from a range of manufacturers are to be shared by 180 volunteers drawn by later this year.

The Victorian transport department has 10 i-MiEVs for the trial, but MMAL the final number will on supply.

Mr Brumby described the EV program announced in February as one of the comprehensive trials of electric in the world, testing new technologies in conditions.

He said 76 companies organisations from the EV charging power, IT and motor industries had submissions to take part in the

The list of successful applicants is set to be in September before the first are rolled out to the volunteers who will be in a ballot by the Royal Automobile of Victoria (RACV) motoring

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Mitsubishi s initial i-MiEV customers will pay $1740 a over three years, to a total $62,640, after the cars will return to

Despite the cost, Mr Takahashi it soon became clear MMAL s original allocation of 40 for 2010 would not be sufficient to demand.

Over 300 private and applications for vehicle have received. It soon became that 40 vehicles were not to be enough to satisfy our customers, so I am pleased to announce that huge world-wide demand and limited capacity of our parent to bring another 70 vehicles to

These vehicles will by the end of the year taking total of vehicles to 110.

Mr Takahashi said the second of 20 i-MiEVs would arrive Japan within two weeks, and would start either in August or early September.

All of the members will receive cars within one or two days, he

Mr Takahashi told GoAuto Mitsubishi s first plug-in SUV based on the PX-MiEV concept was or less confirmed for Australia its goes into production in

He said that while the would be aimed at city the plug-in PX-MiEV vehicle be better suited for longer

It is hybrid, but still a pure EV though, he said.

Mr Takahashi was certain about the future of a delivery van based i-MiEV, the

We are still thinking what is the shape for that, he said. It is not yet confirmed.

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