TOKYO, Feb 8, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced that its new -generation electric vehicle i-MiEV has been awarded with the "Environment Special Grand Prize" during the 25th International Automobile Festivalheld in Paris, France on February 4, 2010.
The i-MiEV was selected amongst 4 nominees each representing "concrete projects for sustainable mobility in terms of environmental protection or security" by a panel of 18 design, fashion, automotive and media luminaries.
As commented by Kiyoshi Teshima, President of Mitsubishi Motors France who received the award on behalf of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation: "This Grand Prize is a great honor and is a further incentive for our engineers to continue pursuing Mitsubishi Motors' pioneering work in promotion of popularization of alternative powertrains."
In Japan, the i-MiEV has already been on the market since July 2009 whilst production of export left-hand-drive version will start in October 2010. With zero CO2 tailpipe emissions and minimal well-to-wheel generation of CO2, MMC's i-MiEV makes a valuable contribution to climate protection.
The i-MiEV is planned for European launch in the end of 2010, and its charging system will be compatible with European 220/240V household outlets, providing for a zero-to-full charge within an estimated maximum seven hours.
Since it was established in 1986,the International Automobile Festival has wished to promote the talents of designers,artists, men and women who are at the forefront of developments in the automobile industry.
About Mitsubishi Motors
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in MITSUBISHI MOTORS' DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, MITSUBISHI MOTORS introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its "Drive your Ambition" tagline - a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today MITSUBISHI MOTORS is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.
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