Currently there are some 43 i-MiEVs in test fleets across the country, helping to determine information on batteries, charging systems and how the car will integrate with the electric grid.
The i-MiEV is a four-passenger subcompact hatchback with a range of up to 155 kilometres and a top speed of 130 km/h. The base model will be priced at $32,998, while the Premium Package will be $35,998.
Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia have announced subsidies towards the purchase of electric vehicles, at $8,231 in Ontario, an expected $7,769 in Quebec, and $5,000 in B.C. Quebec will also offer a 50 per cent subsidy on the purchase and installation of a home charger to a maximum of $1,000, and B.C. will offer a rebate of up to $500 on the purchase of an EVSE (Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment) system.