CALGARY – The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV all-electric hatchback is gaining traction among Canadian consumers and fleet operators. Twenty deliveries in February brought total sales to 53 units since i-MiEV’s debut in mid-December. The City of Calgary and ENMAX Energy are among Canada’s earliest adopters of i-MiEV’s advanced technology.
ENMAX Energy operates two i-MiEV vehicles on a long-term test program, an activity that inspired the city of Calgary to purchase an i-MiEV last December. The city’s purchase became the first i-MiEV sale in Alberta – a landmark event for Mitsubishi and its Calgary-area dealerships.
The city of Calgary and ENMAX Energy join a growing list of fleet customers, including British Columbia’s Saanich Police Department, Saskatchewan’s SaskPower and Hydro-Québec – all early adopters of the zero tail-pipe emission i-MiEV.
Throughout the winter, both fleets and consumers have taken delivery of i-MiEVs from 30 i-MiEV-certified Mitsubishi dealerships throughout Canada.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a five-door, 4-passenger, subcompact hatchback with a range of up to 155 km, is on display at the 2012 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show at the BMO Centre, Stampede Grounds. In the forefront of advanced, electric-vehicle technology, i-MiEV has already earned kudos in Canada and beyond: