May 28, 2007

Mitsubishi wins EPA award for power-saving air conditioner

Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2007 Climate Protection Award for its power-saving automotive air conditioning unit. The unit, developed in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, received the award for the significant reductions in power consumption it achieves as a result of improvements to the air conditioner itself and to its control system.

The unit clears the 30 per cent improvement target in air conditioner system efficiency called for under the Improved Mobile Air Conditioning research program launched by the Society of Automobile Engineers and the EPA in 2004.

Mitsubishi says it will introduce an Outlander model fitted with the new system to the North American market in the fall of 2007.

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