PHOTO CAPTION: Queen Sofia drives Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car while on holiday.

Spanish Utility, Mitsubishi Agree to Develop Electric Car Infrastructure

Mitsubishi will introduce i-MiEV, while Endesa will provide charging infrastructure.

Published: 23-Sep-2010

ID — Spanish utility Endesa said Tuesday it had signed an agreement with Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation to work together on the development of electric cars.

Under the agreement Mitsubishi will introduce its i-MiEV electric vehicle in Spain while Endesa, owned by Italy's largest power company Enel, would build infrastructure to provide power to electric cars in the country.

The two companies also aim to explore the possible expansion into the European Union and Latin America.

Earlier this month Spanish Economy Minister Elena Salgado was in negotiations with Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors over the possible construction of a plant in the northwestern port of Vigo to produce parts for electric vehicles.


Mitsubishi i-MiEVs are being trialed around the world.

Rob Maetzig shares his experiences with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV in Wellington, New Zealand.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars similar to that shown to Brazilian President Silva.

If talks are successful, i-MIEV electric car would be introduced into Brazil in 2013.

Illustration of No. American version of i-MiEV electric car

To debut at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new model will be wider, and its structure and electronics will be tailored to meet U.S. safety requirements


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