An electric car Mitsubishi in 2010

Mitsubishi Motors has announced its intention to introduce an electric car to the Japanese market in 2010.

The development started from a Colt for the moment equipped with electric motors positioned behind each of the rear wheels and high performance lithium-ion batteries.

The range would be 150 km at full load and the cost of restocking would be 75% below that of gasoline vehicles of equivalent size.

The group plans to sell 4000 to 5000 vehicles in the first year, primarily to businesses and government institutions.

contacts:
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. - 2-16-4, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo - Tel: +81 3 6719
2111 - http://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.jp/MMC_Homepage00.html
Sources: Nikkei, 12 / 05 / 2005
Editor: Etienne Joly - transport@ambafrance-jp.org
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