Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mitsubushi announces i-MiEV Specs and Pricing [UK]

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Tuesday, 23 March 2010 – CIRENCESTER, UK
Mitsubishi Motors (UK) is pleased to announce the on-sale price of the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle – the i-MiEV.

Price and Incentives
For orders delivered to the customer from January 1st 2011, to coincide with the UK government’s recently announced Consumer Incentive Scheme, the price has been set at £38,699 including VAT. The government grant will be worth £5,000 off the purchase price of qualifying electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, making the transaction price £33,699 including VAT.

The ultra-low running costs of the i-MiEV are a key advantage over other cars, with additional incentives including:

* Only £115 fuel costs for 12,000 miles driving (£0.96 pence for a full charge)
* Low servicing costs and downtime – only approximately 4 working parts compared to over 300 in a typical internal combustion engine
* Exempt from road tax (saving approx £300 per annum)
* First year capital allowances for fleet vehicles
* Zero benefit-in-kind company car tax
* Lower rate of VAT for domestic electricity
* Exempt from congestion charge (saving up to £2,000 per annum)
* Free parking in many London boroughs and cities such as Milton Keynes
* Expected high residual values due to high demand outstripping supply for several years to come

Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors UK’s MD
Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors UK’s Managing Director, said:

“These are exciting times for the motor industry in the UK. This is the biggest change in the automotive industry since it began some one hundred years ago, so to be able to offer our zero emissions car for this price is a truly great achievement.

We are aware that, by their very nature, any new technologies always command a premium, which has been true for anything from plasma televisions to cars. Others make price claims and estimations, but we have a real vehicle that is available now and is proven in the real world.”

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mitsubishi Motors introduces Lancer running on Gasoline and LPG

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Mitsubishi Lancer with LPG at no extra charge
* Price advantage of up to 2,500 euros
* Promotion runs until 31 March 2010
Hattersheim 18 March 2010. Mitsubishi stepped up its umweltbetonte product strategy with new models for the combined (dual fuel) operating on gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas "LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).

Until 31 March 2010 is the special "Lancer LPG at no extra charge" immediately available when purchasing a Lancer Sportback Lancer sports sedan or a 1.5 and 1.8 petrol model - from the equipment line Inform - the customer an LPG / LPG system to receive free including installation. This gives customers an advantage of up to 2,500 euros.

It is given to the full Mitsubishi warranty for three years or 100,000 kilometers.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mitsubishi Motors a key member of CHAdeMO Association

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Tokyo, March 15, 2010

Establishment of CHAdeMO Association

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (Toyota), NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY (Nissan), MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (Mitsubishi Motors), FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES Ltd. (Fuji Heavy Industries), and THE TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.(TEPCO), have formally established "CHAdeMO Association" under the resolution of its general assembly held today. The five companies above have become its executive members.

CHAdeMO Association aims to increase quick-charger installations worldwide indispensable to further diffusion of electric vehicles and to standardize how to charge the vehicles. Last August, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors, Fuji Heavy Industries, and TEPCO started a preparatory committee. Then, TOYOTA joined the committee and the Association has been established with the five companies as its executive members.