It all began with small city car, the i-Miev, made in colaboration with PSA.
Electric cars are for majority of population and car manufacturers fairly new. But there are some of them, who are in this world present for a while now thus helped shape the world of them. Among them is also Mitsubishi who is now celebrating 10 years since the introduction of their first electric car.
It was year 2009 when Mitsubishi revealed their first electric car, developed along with Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero. It offered 80 miles or some 130 kilometers of range so it was probably more sutable for driving around cities and outskirts. However, from then on, they have achieved some major success.
Car they are most proud of is without any doubt Outlander PHEV. While it is not an electric but only hybrid car, it is the best selling electrified SUV out there. From its launch in 2014, Mitsubishi has sold more than 200.000 of them.
Rob Lindley, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has played a significant role in getting us to where we are today. Without it, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV might not have come to market so quickly or offer drivers such an effective and attractive package. We’re delighted to be in a position where we can today offer our customers a class-leading plug-in hybrid and while the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers cutting-edge technology, drivers are safe in the knowledge that its advanced specification has been carefully developed, refined and optimised over several years. The 10th anniversary of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV really is a great illustration of how MMC pushes boundaries and strives to innovate.”