Mitsubishi produces 5,000 i-MiEV electric vehicles

MMC was first in the world to start production of a full-fledged mass production electric vehicles with lithium ion batteries with the i-MiEV in June of 2009.

The month after that MMC introduced the electric car i-MiEV to the Japanese market, and has sold about 3,000 electric cars to individuals and businesses nationwide (as of end October 2010). MMC also started left-hand drive European-spec i-MiEV production from October 2010, and is steadily proceeding with global rollout of electric vehicles.

Also, in fiscal year 2011, in order to further expand its production scale via starting North American-spec i-MiEV production, MMC plans to transfer production of the i-MiEV from the current commercial vehicle assembly line to the minicar assembly line for cars such as eK Wagon and i.