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Mitsubishi jumps into electric car race with i in Oregon?

Venture-backed electric car have been getting the s share of attention these Fisker Automotive just a cool $85 million to produce its Karma, and Tesla Motors has abuzz since unveiling its S sedan. But that doesn t the traditional auto titans are and out.

Just today, announced plans to bring its i MiEV vehicle to the U.S.

is a pretty big milestone: The car will be the electric vehicle out of any marquee manufacturer to be mass produced. it didn t say exactly when the bubble-shaped car will roll American showrooms (it will be in Japan in July), Mitsubishi the i MiEV will probably first in Oregon. This seem like an odd choice, but the government and primary utility, General Electric, have to build a large network of stations.

There are already 12 around and Salem.

In fact, Oregon is somewhat of a mecca for the electric car having forged partnerships Nissan and now Mitsubishi to get their in developing the state s charging infrastructure. Earlier this Nissan unveiled a prototype of its electric vehicle (see in Portland, and Toyota has expressed in providing several of its electric models for use as Portland State shuttles. Oregon is also a candidate for Norwegian car maker s first U.S. manufacturing and to become a test market for auto manufacturer BYD s models. To more of this attention and the that may come with it Ted Kulongoski is urging the state to approve two relevant bills.

The first would make vehicle plants eligible for energy tax credits, and the second modify the state s current tax credit to encourage Oregonians to buy vehicles. If both these pass, Oregon might the default launchpad for electric car in the U.S.

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Based on the popular i model car on the roads in Japan, the i MiEV can travel at up to 80 miles an hour its lithium-ion battery pack has fully charged a process takes between 12 and 14 hours via a wall outlet (110 The charging stations in question slash this time higher voltage connections. says it will ramp up on the i MiEV as soon as it receives orders, predicting sales of cars a year by 2011.

The company has yet to disclose a price tag for the i but has been emphatic about it a more practical and affordable option (relative to Tesla s roadster, that is, although it have several luxury in the pipeline). Mitsubishi says it at least initially, to sell of the cars to government agencies and vehicle services (Zipcar to mind it s already a devotee of the Prius). Depending on its price and or not it catches on in the U.S. the i MiEV and like it could potentially the hybrid market.

Mitsubishi s electric ambtions are similar to those of Nissan, also plans to mass a mid-market vehicle, called the slated to go on sale in Oregon year. BMW is also continuing on its BMW Mini E. At the same time, Motors Chevy Volt has experiencing some setbacks. It got by the White House last with members of the administration s task force saying the car prohibitively expensive and impractical.

GM says product development on the will forge ahead, to produce a marketable model by year.

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