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PHOTO CAPTION: HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) receives a walk-around of the Mitsubishi i MiEV from Torii-san (R), president of Mitsubishi Research and Development Europe.

Mitsubishi Demo's Electric Car in Monaco

Providing the outcome of the current European feasibility study is positive, the car will be introduced to European markets sometime after 2010.

Published: 18-Dec-2008

As part of a data gathering campaign aimed at studying the feasibility of its electric vehicle (EV) project in Europe, Mitsubishi Motors visited the Principality of Monaco for four days where a pre-production i MiEV* was extensively discussed and tested by a large number of national stakeholders including, governmental bodies, utility companies, EV support groups, etc,…).

Highlight of this very successful program was the test drive of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco through the Principality. Deeply involved and committed to the preservation of our environment through – amongst other initiatives – the “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation**”, His Serene Highness commented: “This is the future and I am happy that your company is going forward in this direction. The vehicle I drove today is ready for practical use in a city area, the dynamics are very good and the performance suits the need. I would like to see this kind of zero emission vehicle in Monaco in the near future.”

Announced in October 2006, the i MiEV* represents the pinnacle of Mitsubishi Motors’ green technologies. Currently involved in testing and promotional activities in Japan, New Zealand, the United States and Europe, the i MiEV* will be launched in Japan during the summer of 2009. Providing the outcome of the current European feasibility study is positive, the car will be introduced to European markets sometime after 2010.

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