VANCOUVER, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - The arrival of the 2012 North American
spec i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) was celebrated
today in Vancouver with Shin Fujioka, President and CEO of Mitsubishi
Motor Sales of Canada Inc. (MMSCAN).
"Just over a year ago we celebrated the completion of the Clean Across
Canada Tour in Vancouver with our Japanese i-MiEV and today we
celebrate the arrival of our first 77 North American i-MiEV's to
Canadian soil." states Mr.Fujioka. "We have been working closely with
several partners across Canada over the past year and know our EV
technology is ready for the Canadian urban commuters."
Mitsubishi celebrates its commitment to the company's test fleet
partnership with several provincial, municipal, fleet and corporate
partners across Canada. With over 43 i-MiEV's on the road across
Canada we are proud of our commitments with the following partners:
Hydro Quebec, BC Hydro, City of Vancouver, Town of Qualicum Beach,
District of Saanich, ENMAX, Government of Manitoba, Transport Canada,
City of Toronto, City of Montreal, Eaton, Right to Play, Club Assist
"We have gained valuable information about our batteries and charging
systems," said Fujioka, "and we have a better idea of how well the
i-MiEV will integrate with the electric grid. All of this information
is valuable as we launch the i-MiEV into the Canadian market."
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV represents the height of Mitsubishi Motors' green
technologies, and our Canadian partnerships is the largest of its kind
in North America.
The i-MiEV will be available to Canadians at Mitsubishi dealerships over
the following weeks.
The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) is a
five-door, 4-passenger, subcompact hatchback that has been designed and
packaged to be efficient, ecological and fun to drive. It will be the
most affordable, mass-produced, all-electric vehicle in the Canadian
marketplace, and with a range of up to 155 kilometers, and a top speed
of 130 km/h,the i-MiEV will make an excellent commuter vehicle for many
Canadians living in urban areas. Thanks to its excellent fuel
efficiency rated as 112 MPGe(2.1Le/100km), i-MiEV has scored
first-place honors of "Fuel Economy Leaders: 2012 Model Year" by the
EPA annual Fuel Economy Guide in the US.
The fully equipped i-MiEV will be available in two trim levels, the
standard i-MiEV will have a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
(MSRP) of $32,998.00 and the top of the line i-MiEV with the Premium
Package will have a MSRP of $35,998.00.
With a MSRP of $32,998 - a full $ 5,397 less than electric vehicles
produced by other mainstream automobile manufacturers. The provinces of
Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia have already announced subsidies
towards the purchase of electric vehicles (a credit for the i-MiEV is
$8,231 in Ontario, $7,769 expected in Quebec and $5,000 in British
Columbia). Therefore, the net MSRP of the i-MiEV in these three
provinces will be $24,767 in Ontario, $25,229 in Quebec (expected) and
$27,998 in British Columbia. Furthermore, Quebec will also offer a 50
percent subsidy on the purchase and installation of a home charger, up
to a maximum of $1,000 and British Columbia will offer a rebate of up
$500.00 on the purchase of an EVSE (Electric Vehicle Charging
Equipment) system. The revolutionary Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the most
affordably-priced mass-produced electric vehicle available in Canada.
And thanks to its eye-catching design that makes for a surprisingly
roomy cabin and excellent handling, stability and safety - accompanied
by the additional benefit of exceptionally low maintenance and
"refueling" costs - the all-new Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an outstanding
choice for the eco-conscious automotive consumer searching for a
primary vehicle to supplement their use of ride sharing and/or public
transportation, or as an ideal secondary vehicle for those wanting to
make a meaningful personal contribution to sustainable transportation.
SOURCE Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc.
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