Mitsubishi has announced that has plans to sell small electric cars in USA. The vehicle, powered by a lithium-ion battery, will be launched first in Japan. A hybrid version of the car also might be available.

The electric car is the way to go because it has zero emissions. "Fuel cell technology is still off in the future. Diesels are big in Europe but not in Japan and the U.S."

Mitsubishi has been testing hybrid and electric cars in Japan. In January, it unveiled a hybrid concept at the Detroit auto show. The Concept-CT MIEV is smaller than the Lancer. It has four doors, all-wheel drive and a 1.1-liter gasoline engine. Each wheel has its own electric motor. The electric motors provide awd without a traditional transmission, thus cutting weight.

The production version of the concept might be based on the next-generation Colt, which is due before the end of 2007.

Source: Autoweek

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3 comments:

  (1) posted on 02.26.2007

top speed? have you heard of a Tesla Roadster...0-60 mph in 4 seconds, and ALL electric. Its just a misconception that electric cars dont have power.

  (6023) posted on 11.29.2006

i think this is great but remeber if
the american oil companies here this, they’ll be sure to file law suits for other reasons

  (6023) posted on 10.9.2006

I don’t think this is a good ideea, i mean an electric car will never reach the top speed i want.

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