i-MiEV EV Expands European Availability

Way back in October, we alerted you to the fact that Mitsubishi’s cute little new electric, the i-MiEV, was now available in Europe. The Euro-spec version of the car has apparently proven popular enough in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom that Mitsubishi has decided to roll them out in Finland, Serbia, Turkey, and Slovenia as well.

Three months after the cars became available in Europe, the company reports that 2,500 units have been shipped (including the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO, which are essentially the same car with different branding). The new areas of availability for the i-MiEV have apparently come in response to requests from these Mitsubishi Motors sales territories. “Later on,” the company reports, the i-MiEV will be sequentially introduced “further within Mitsubishi Motors Europe’s territory.”:

Euro-spec i-MiEV

image via Mitsubishi Motors

The Euro-spec version of the i-MiEV European has added safety features over the Japanese version of the car, as well as a different gear selection and left-hand-drive dashboard. It boasts a  a cruising range of 150km (93 miles) on a single charge. (A US version is expected to be available nationwide by the end of 2012.)

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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