Mitsubishi Motors Participates in the Lyon Confluence Smart Community
Demonstration Project in France
- Operation of i-MiEV 100% electric vehicles delivered to the car sharing system
using photovoltaic power generation systems begins -
Tokyo, Oct 15, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)
announced that operation of the 15 i-MiEV 100% electric vehicles (EV) delivered
to the EV car sharing part of the "Lyon Confluence" smart community
demonstration project (Lyon Confluence Project) has commenced. The Lyon
Confluence Project is to be developed by New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization (NEDO), a Japanese public agency promoting research
and development as well as the dissemination of energy, environmental and
industrial technologies, partnering with Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba
Solutions Corporation (Toshiba consortium).
The scope of the Lyon Confluence Project is to create a model city for
futuristic smart community, introduce Japanese companies' technologies,
contribute to global society, and acquire feedback on its feasibility and
findings. In order to accomplish these objectives, four tasks will be carried
out in the project for demonstrating various technologies and operations
involved in building a "smart community:"
- Development of a Positive Energy Building(1)
- Deployment of an electric vehicle sharing system
- Installation of systems to help residents manage energy consumption
- Creation of a Community Management System(2)
The Toshiba Consortium, chosen as leading contractors by NEDO is carrying out
the project cooperating with partner companies in France, as a coordinator for
the Japanese companies.
The EV car sharing system task where MMC is participating aims to resolve
issues which may arise as a result of urban redevelopment including traffic
congestion, lack of parking space, and vehicle emissions. In addition the car
sharing system aims to introduce and demonstrate renewable energy management
systems such as photovoltaic power generation monitoring, energy generation
forecasting, as well as efficient EV charging control.
15 MMC-supplied i-MiEVs were delivered to Proxiway, a local business in Lyon
specializing in car sharing. These vehicles, part of a total 30-car fleet will
be used among residents and businesses through the SUNMOOV' car sharing
service provided by Proxiway in the Lyon Confluence area for over two years.
MMC has been participating in various smart community projects domestically in
Japan as well as overseas including the Smart Community System Demonstration
Project in Malaga, Spain and the Keihanna Eco City Next-generation Energy and
Social System Demonstration Project in Japan. Going forward, MMC will continue
promoting the popularization of EVs through participation in "smart
(1) A building to demonstrate in-house power generation that exceeds
consumption by incorporating energy conservation technologies as well as
various renewable energy sources.
(2) A system that supports sustainable city planning by means of visualization
and simulation of energy utilization status within the region based on
real-time energy generation/consumption data.
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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