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Friday 15 December 2017

Mitsubishi powers ahead with new EV

JAPANESE manufacturer Mitsubishi has scored a first with the first electric vehicle (EV) from a mainstream manufacturer - its iMiEV - to be registered in Ireland.

The arrival of the Mitsubishi is proof positive that EV's are no longer the distant future but in fact the NOW of motoring – a further fourteen Mitsubishi i-MIEV's will arrive in Ireland this June.

The multi-award winning Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a genuine car, ensuring no compromise in cabin space, performance, functionality and safety.

It has a top speed of 130 km/h, a range of 160km and can be charged from flat to full in 6 hours at any standard three-pin socket – and it only costs €2 for a full charge!

The i-MiEV, on sale in Japan since July 2009, has been a sell-out success. The 1,400 units built in 2009 for the Japanese market were immediately snapped up and demand continues to grow worldwide.

The first I-MiEV in Ireland will be used for the analysis of driving and charging behaviour in advance of the establishment of a nationwide infrastructure of EV charging units.

The government has set a target that by 2020, 10 per cent of all vehicles on Irish roads will be electric.

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