The Electric Vehicle is Back!

The EV System for the i-MiEV
The EV System for the i-MiEV

Today Mitsubishi Motors announced that it will begin to mass produce the i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle). After distributing the vehicle first to corporations and government fleets, it will begin to sell the i-MiEV to individuals in Japan in April 2010 (with orders being taking this summer).

The i-MiEV is a rear-wheel drive zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV), is 100% electric driven, has a range of 160 km (99.42 miles), has a 47 kilowatt (63 horsepower) electric motor, and has a lithium-ion battery that can be charged at home or at a quick charge station. The i-MiEV has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of 4,599,000 Japanese Yen (which is about $47,000).

To learn more about the i-MiEV, click HERE.

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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