Mississauga, Ontario – Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada has announced that its new, zero-emission electric i MiEV car could be on Canadian roads as early as November 2009 as part of a pilot project in British Columbia.

As part of a memorandum of understanding between Mitsubishi, the government of British Columbia, BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver, the i MiEV could be test-driven by BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver by the end of the year. Under the terms of the agreement, one car would be added to each of the fleets at BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver for demonstration and evaluation purposes.The agreement also allows for additional cars as they become available.

“We are committed to green technologies and to leading the way in electric car development,” said Koji Soga, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada. “The i MiEV represents the pinnacle of Mitsubishi Motors’ green technologies. We believe in this car, in its potential and in its future.”

Announced in October 2006, the i MiEV is currently involved in testing and promotional activities in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the U.S. and Europe, and will be launched in Japan during the summer of 2009.

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