The i-MiEV Electric Car Goes on Sale in 15 European Countries

mitsubishi i-miev electric car photo
Photo: Ypy31, public domain.
The Electric Jellybean Comes to Europe
European electro-enthusiasts (and I'm not talking about music fans) take note, Mitsubishi Motors announced today that sale of the European-spec i-MiEV electric car will begin in 15 European countries. Production started last fall, and it seems like the company is now has stockpiled enough EV jellybeans to begin shipping them.Mitsubishi i MiEV Electric Car photo
Photo: Mitsubishi

In addition to the first 15 countries the car is to be sold in, there have been requests to introduce the i-MiEV from Finland, Serbia, Turkey, and Slovenia. In response to these requests, MMC plans to ship units to these countries in the near future, making the European countries the i-MiEV will be sold in to 19. Later on, the i-MiEV shall be sequentially introduced further within Mitsubishi Motors Europe's territory. (source)

As for the U.S. version of the i-MiEV, we know that it should hit our shores in 2011 with a base price target of below US$30,000, prior to the federal tax credit and other incentives available in California and other states. No specific launch date yet, though.

See also: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car Survives Crash Test (Video)

Via Mitsubishi
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