Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced the delivery of Norway’s 1,000th i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle.
The ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the 1,000th i-MiEV was held in Oslo on December 5 in the presence of Mr. Erik Solheim, Norway’s Minister of Environment and Development. In Norway, electric car buyers can receive substantial incentives while installation of charging infrastructure is spreading fast.
Since its launch in Norway in January 2011, the i-MiEV has maintained the top spot in total sales volume of compact (A-segment) vehicles, including gasoline vehicles. This performance is a proof that the i-MiEV is a practical vehicle that can serve the demands of Norwegian consumers.
The i-MiEV is powered by a full-electric AC permanent magnet synchronous motor, delivering 49 kW (66 horsepower) at 2,500 – 8,000 rpm and 180 Nm of torque from 0 to 2,000 rpm. The car has a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that weighs 200 kilograms and is mounted low on the vehicle, for excellent center of gravity.
The i-MiEV’s top speed is 140 km/h and the car accelerates to 100 km/h from standstill in 13 seconds. On a full charge, the car is capable of covering 145 kilometers.