MMSCAN, Government of B.C., BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver
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MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 6 /CNW/ - Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada
(MMSCAN) announced, today, its new zero-emission electric car I MiEV could hit
the streets of Canada as early as November 2009.
As part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between MMSCAN, Mitsubishi
Canada Ltd, the Government of British Columbia, BC Hydro and the City of
Vancouver, I MiEV, the first production ready, highway-capable electric car
could be test driven by BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver on B.C. roads by
the end of the year.
Under the terms of the agreement, one car would be added to BC Hydro's
fleet of vehicles and one to the City of Vancouver's fleet for demonstration
and evaluation purposes. The agreement also allows for the addition of more
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 Inc. "The i MiEV represents the pinnacle of Mitsubishi
Motors' green technologies. We believe in this car, in its potential and in
"Electric cars are part of the sustainable transportation solution for
British Columbia and I am pleased that the i MiEV will make its Canadian debut
in Vancouver," said Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Blair
Lekstrom. "By looking at new, innovative technologies, we can work toward
achieving our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission by 33 per cent by
"I'm thrilled that Vancouver gets to debut the i MiEV," said Mayor Gregor
Robertson. "We want to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world, and
supporting this early adoption of plug-in electric cars is one way that
Vancouver is becoming a leader in green technology. Electric vehicles are an
important way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions when combined with
improvements to transit, biking and walking."
Announced in October 2006, the Mitsubishi i MiEV represents the height of
Mitsubishi Motors' green technologies. Currently involved in testing and
promotional activities in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the United States and
Europe, the i MiEV will be launched in Japan during the summer of 2009.
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