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NZ's first EV goes on sale


Mitsubishi Motors NZ has made history as the first automotive distributor to sell mass-produced electric cars to the NZ public

The four-seat Mitsubishi i-MiEV goes on sale today. It has a range of up to 150km per charge and is designed for urban commuters, who, on average, travel 32km per day. A full recharge, from a standard 15 amp wall socket, takes approximately seven hours and costs about $5.

"While the i-MiEV primarily suits the urban commuter, it also represents a turning point in automotive history," says Mitsubishi head of sales and marketing strategy Daniel Cook. "It sets the foundation from which to launch the next-generation of electric-based hybrid vehicles, instead of the petrol and diesel-based hybrids we see today. The next decade in the automotive industry will be remarkable and Mitsubishi is the electric technology leader."

The i-MiEV will be on sale at approved Mitsubishi dealers for $59,990, including three years free servicing and installation of one 15 amp socket in the home garage for charging.

i-MiEV authorised Mitsubishi Motors dealers:

Auckland Motors - Auckland, Manakau
Andrew Simms Mitsubishi - Auckland, Newmarket
Simon Lucas Mitsubishi - Auckland, Northshore
Ingham Mitsubishi - Hamilton
Armstrong Mitsubishi - Wellington
Donnithorne Simms - Christchurch

Read our review of the Mitsubishi iMiEV.

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