Mitsubishi i-MiEV Recognized as Landmark 100,000th Electric Vehicle Sold in the United States

July 13, 2013 by Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Recognized as Landmark 100,000th Electric Vehicle Sold in the United States  Cypress, California, July 11, 2013 -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.'s (MMNA) breakthrough 100% electric-powered Mitsubishi i-MiEV has recently been named the symbolic 100,000th plug-in electric production vehicle sold in America 'since the introduction of the latest generation of highway-capable plug-in vehicles some two years ago,' according to the national plug-in electric vehicle advocacy group, Plug In America.

Plug In America recently held the #PIA100K contest to award a ClipperCreek Level 2 electric vehicle charging station to the lucky individual representing the approximate 100,000th plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle delivery in the United States. Based on 'sales data from recent reports,' Plug In America determined that Rich Salmon of Grand Bay, Alabama, reached this important EV sales milestone when he purchased a brand-new Mitsubishi i-MiEV on May 16 of this year.

'I was interested in an EV, but I was still on the fence about them,' said Mr. Salmon. 'But I took the Mitsubishi i-MiEV for a test drive and I liked it, so I bought it.' Purchased from Pete Moore Mitsubishi in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Salmon likes his Mitsubishi i-MiEV so much that the local community center he works with is now looking at acquiring an i-MiEV to use as delivery vehicle for their 'Meals on Wheels' program to take advantage of its very low cost of 'refueling.'

'We congratulate Rich Salmon of Grand Bay, Alabama, on winning Plug In America's #PIA100K contest,' said Yoichi Yokozawa, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA). 'We'd also like to thank him for buying our all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV. With more than 30,000 i-MiEVs and their related vehicles logging countless safe and trouble-free miles on the roads in such dynamic locales as Southeast Asia, Europe, Japan and North America, Mr. Salmon is in good company.'

With a net value as low as $21,625*, the fun-to-drive Mitsubishi i-MiEV all-electric 5-door achieves a remarkable EPA-rated 112 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) combined/126 MPGe city/99 MPGe highway and has an EPA estimated 'real world' driving range of 62 miles (45% highway/55% city driving mix) and 98 miles (EPA LA4 range - mostly stop & go/city driving).

For more information, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com and pluginamerica.org.

* ES TRIM: $29,125 MSRP - $7,500 federal tax credit = $21,625 after tax credit. SE TRIM: $31,125 MSRP - $7,500 federal tax credit = $23,625 after tax credit. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc. Actual prices set by retailer. Tax savings subject to rules and availability. Consult your tax professional.

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, sales, marketing, research and development operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells coupes, sedans and sport utility vehicles through a network of approximately 400 dealers. In November of 2011, MMNA launched the battery-powered electric vehicle Mitsubishi i-MiEV as part of a corporate mission to offer consumers more environmentally responsible modes of transportation. This battery-powered electric vehicle technology addresses the need for vehicles that produce zero tailpipe emissions and support a growing agenda for sustainability. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.


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    About Plug In America

    Plug In America is the preeminent advocacy organization advancing the plug-in vehicle market. The nonprofit organization works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. For more information: http://pluginamerica.org.

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