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Mitsubishi About to Announce New Electric Car

News reports the company will soon divulge plans to sell an EV subcompact, powered by a lithium-ion battery. Pictured is a Colt concept vehicle.

Published: 09-Oct-2006

LAS VEGAS -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. plans to sell a small electric car in the United States.

President Osamu Masuko said the vehicle, powered by a lithium-ion battery, will be launched first in Japan. A hybrid version of the car also might be available, Masuko added.

Timing and sales volume targets were not disclosed. A detailed announcement about the car is expected shortly.

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