First Mitsubishi i MiEV Trial Results

Angela Boxwell and Mitsubishi i MiEV

16th June 2010 - The first Mitsubishi i MiEV trial results are now available from Arup. 25 Mitsubishi i MiEV's are on trial as part of the CABLED(Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Vehicle Demonstrators) project in the West Midlands. The trial started on the 12th December 2009 at a handover in Birmingham.

We are one of the lucky people to be on the trial and have been looking forward to the outcome of the results. The main findings so far are:

Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors' Managing Director comments: "The i-MiEV is certainly proving itself in real-world tests. It is interesting that British motorists involved in this trial don't seem to be showing any significant signs of 'range anxiety' and are using their cars just as they would a normal vehicle. This is good news for Mitsubishi and the future of electric vehicles in the UK, and justifies Mitsubishi Motors' vision to lead the way in electric vehicle research, design and manufacture."

We are looking forward to the next 6 months of the trial and are enjoying the car.

Mitsubishi have also announced that a further 25 cars have arrived in the UK on trial.

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