Vancouver, British Columbia – The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV has arrived in Canada and will go on sale at dealerships in the next few weeks, starting at $32,998.

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.

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