Electric Vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Announces Production of i-MiEV Electric Vehicles Has Reached 5,000 Units

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it reached 5,000 units*(1) of its i-MiEV new generation electric vehicle (EV) produced at its Mizushima Plant as of November 23rd.

Mitsubishi was first in the world to start production of a full-fledged mass production electric vehicle (EV) with the i-MiEV in June of 2009. The month after that Mitsubishi introduced the i-MiEV to the Japanese market, and has sold about 3,000 units to individuals and businesses nationwide (as of end October 2010). Mitsubishi also started left-hand drive European-spec i-MiEV production from October 2010, and is steadily proceeding with global rollout of EVs.

Also, in fiscal year 2011, in order to further expand its production scale via starting North American-spec i-MiEV production, MMC plans to transfer production of the i-MiEV from the current commercial vehicle assembly line to the minicar assembly line for cars such as eK Wagon and i.

*(1)-Does not include EV production for PSA Peugeot Citroën

For further information, contact:

Lenore Fletcher, Senior Manager Corporate Communications

Telephone: (08) 8275 2348

E-mail: lfletcher@mmal.com.au



Mitsubishi Motors Australia is part of the global Mitsubishi Motors organisation and is fully owned by Mitsubishi, one of the world’s largest companies.

The company’s history dates back to 1870, when Mitsubishi’s Japanese founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping company with three steamships. The company grew from strength to strength and, in 1914, registered the Mitsubishi three-diamond trademark. This symbol embodies more than 130 years of tradition, and has earned the confidence and trust of customers all over the world.

Mitsubishi takes great pride from knowing that more than 11 million people from around the world have chosen to drive a Mitsubishi vehicle. There are Mitsubishi dealers in more than 200 sites across Australia. These professional and knowledgeable dealers help owners ensure their Mitsubishi car is always looked after by fully-trained Mitsubishi technicians, using genuine Mitsubishi parts that meet stringent global standards.

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