The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been named Electric Vehicle of the Year at the GreenFleet awards. This is the second time the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has won the award.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was praised for the ‘best performance’ and ‘best suitability for purpose in its class’. The judges were impressed with the four seat practicality, range and charge time. The battery pack which makes the car heavier than its conventional petrol version sits under the floor and the electric motor occupies the space near the rear wheels. Recharging of the battery takes seven hours via a conventional plug or up to eighty percent in twenty minutes via a unit that Mitsubishi will lease with the car. It has a top speed of 81 mph and a range of 90 miles
Mitsubishi Motors’ Sales and Marketing Director, Toby Marshall said “we are delighted to win this prestigious award for the second year running. We have been carrying out an extensive demonstration programme with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV this year and we have already received a number of orders for the car, with deliveries starting in January 2011.