Montreal, Quebec – Five all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEVs have arrived in Boucherville, Quebec, as part of a project between the automaker and Hydro-Québec that will eventually involve almost 50 vehicles.

The vehicles will be outfitted with data logging equipment and then presented to their drivers, including Boucherville mayor Jean Martel and employees from the City of Boucherville, the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Pierre-Boucher, and Hydro-Québec.

“I am pleased to be one of the first users of the i-MiEV car in Quebec,” Martel said. “By participating in this project, I feel I’m contributing to technological progress that will enable all of us to live in a cleaner world and breathe healthier air. My daughters are really happy that we’re doing something for our future. I wish the project great success and would like to thank everyone who is actively involved.”

Hydro-Québec will be leading the road tests that aim to evaluate the performance of the cars under a variety of circumstances, notably winter conditions. The project, announced at the Montreal International Auto Show in 2010, is designed to study the users’ charging habits, driving experience and overall satisfaction, as well as vehicle behaviour with the electric grid.

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