Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors has unveiled the production version of its i-MiEV1 2 electric vehicle (EV), describing it as “the pioneer that will open the door to the next 100 years of our automobile society.” The i-MiEV will go on sale on the Japanese market in late July of this year.

Mitsubishi Motors expects to distribute, on a lease basis, some 1,400 i-MiEV models in fiscal 2009 principally to corporations and to local authorities. The company plans to start sales of i-MiEVs to individuals in April 2010 and will start taking orders on the Mitsubishi Motors web site in late July of this year.

Two electric Japanese production Mitsubishi electric vehicles will arrive in Vancouver this fall for testing with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, the Government of BC, BC Hydro, and the City of Vancouver.

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