Mitsubishi Delivers Seventy i-MiEV Electric Vehicles to Russian Presidential
Tokyo, Sept 5, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have just completed the delivery of 70
i-MiEV electric vehicles to Russia's Presidential Office through MMC Rus,
a company jointly owned by MC and MMC and the exclusive importer and
distributor for Mitsubishi automobiles in Russia. Not only is this the very
first time that Russia's Presidential Office is purchasing electric
vehicles, but Mitsubishi is also the only Japanese brand nominated as official
supplier of vehicles to the Russian Presidential office at this moment.
Currently the only mass-produced electric vehicle sold in the country is
i-MiEV and MMC Rus started selling this innovative vehicle in Russia from
2011, with accumulated sales approximately 200 units. The recent purchase by
the Russian Presidential Office is a result of MMC Rus' efforts to promote
the zero-emission environmentally friendly nature of the electric vehicle in
Plans are afoot to use the i-MiEV as the means of transportation for officials
within the Konstantinovsky Palace, accommodation for heads of participating
countries and other officials during the G20 summit to be held in St.
Petersburg on September 5 and 6. Following the summit, the i-MiEV will be put
to use by the Presidential Office.
MMCR will take advantage of this opportunity to enhance promotion efforts for
the electric vehicle in Russia.
About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE: 7211) was established in 1970 and is one
of the few automobile companies in the world that produces a full line of
automotive products ranging from 660-cc mini cars and passenger cars to
commercial vehicles and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The company also operates
consumer financing services and provides this to its customer base. For more
information, please visit www.mitsubishi-motors.com.
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