The Prime Minister of Estonia and the President of Mitsubishi Motors took to the lectern to celebrate the delivery of 50 of Mitsubishi’s new i-MiEV electric vehicles.
The Prime Minister of Estonia and the President of Mitsubishi Motors took to the lectern to celebrate thedelivery of 50 of Mitsubishi’s new i-MiEV electric vehicles. The shipment was part of an order for 507 units, the i’s largest sale so far.
The Baltic nation of Estonia is encouraging EVs in a big way, part of an ambitious agenda to reduce carbon emissions. In addition to electrifying most of the public fleet, the government is offering subsidies for EV purchases and has plans to build a network of charging stations.
Mitsubishi will offer the new four-door compact to the public in Estonia this November. Sales in the United States and Canada should begin by the end of the year.
Mitsubishi Press Release:
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it has delivered the first fifty i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicles (EV) out of 507 units scheduled to be provided to the Estonian government. These first fifty i-MiEVs mark the beginning of delivery of the largest single order ever taken to date for the i-MiEV. On October 21 a ceremony was held in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, for the delivery of the i-MiEVs where Mr. Andrus Ansip, the Prime Minister of Estonia and other Estonian governmental officials attended.
*1: The agreement between Mitsubishi Corporation and the Estonian government to purchase 10 million tons of emissions rights was concluded in March, 2011. The Estonian government plans to use
*2: The Green Investment Scheme (GIS) is a type of international emission trading pursuant to Article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol, whose proceeds are to be used for environmental measures including GHG emission reductions.