Mitsubishi to Launch Eight Electric Vehicles by 2016, Including a Light Truck

Mitsubishi to Launch Eight Electric Vehicles by 2016, Including a Light Truck

Mitsubishi has achieved decent amounts of success with the i-MiEV electric car in its home land, and also in Europe, where this model is also sold badged as a Peugeot iOn.

Next month, the i-MiEV will be going on sale in America (called simply the “i” in our market), which will no doubt increase sales numbers of this innovative commuter car.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Mitsubishi has announced an ambitious plan to electrify themselves, by producing eight electric-vehicles by 2016.  These will include plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles.

Part of this new plan is to produce small SUV’s and light trucks which will attract farmers, contractors, and others who use light trucks as part of their work.

Mitsubishi is well under way with this new project, and expects to put its electric truck on sale globally by April 2013. It’s not clear if the light truck will be part of Mitsubishi’s North American line-up, but its other electric vehicles will be available here.

Mitsubishi hopes to sell 42,000 electric vehicles in 2012, double the number it moved this fiscal year. The American market is a crucial part of Mitsubishi’s goals. The “i” car as mentioned before will go on sale soon with a starting price of $29,125, minus the Government rebates.

[Source: Automotive News]

  • … IF…..

    100%  EV
    40 mile radius on 6 hour 110 charge.
    feels like at least 130hp at take off
    Lease terms of $300/mo 36 months 12k miles a year

    I will preorder after seeing and driving a model.

    Brilliant, Brave and Bold work Mitsubishi !!!  I hope you scare the crap out of the big 3 so they can follow your lead.