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February 11, 2009

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Toronto, At the Canadian International Auto Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Inc. (MMSCAN) today for the first time in Canada, the iMiEV – an all electric, charge at commuter car due to go on sale to the general in Japan this summer.

The which stands for Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle, is not a concept it is a zero emissions vehicle from the outset for real-world Built on the proven “i” platform, used for Mitsubishi’s gasoline minicar in Japan, the space iMiEV features a unique midship architecture that a durable 330-volt lithium‑ion under the floor. The battery a “permanent magnet”, 63-hp electric motor, which is along with an inverter, and other EV components, ahead of the axle, beneath the luggage Because the battery, the motor and items are mounted beneath the out of the way, the iMiEV

seats four adults and surprising interior room and space.

Other welcome features of the include excellent low speed which is a characteristic of electric and a very low centre of gravity contributes to superior handling and In terms of range, iMiEV is of traveling up to 120 kilometres on a single

The specialized battery can be charged the standard 110v wall or 220v dryer type commonly found in Canada. time is approximately 14 hours household 110v and 6 hours household 220v. Collaborative and development with several companies has led to the development of a quick system capable of recharging the to 80% capacity in 30 minutes.

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In terms of well-to-wheel performance of entire process, from production and supply to operating the which includes CO2 emissions in electric power generation, the EV only about 30 per cent of the CO2 by a gasoline powered car of comparable With future improvement in the performance of sources used for power generation, EV CO2 emissions drop still further. The has been nominated for the World Car award, part of the World Car of the awards, the winners of which be announced in April 2009.

Mitsubishi is currently in discussions various Canadian organizations in to develop strong partnerships the mutual goal being to iMiEV and its capabilities to the Canadian and in the Canadian market.

At the show, the iMiEV was driven by engineer and presenter David N. Mr. Patterson is the Senior Manager Mitsubishi Motors Research and of America’s Vehicle Emissions and Regulatory Affairs Group and Motors’ North American Joint Research activities.

The iMiEV is one of the vehicles showcased by Canada s ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles at the Canadian International Auto in order to help inform about electric vehicles, and environmental benefits.

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV family
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