Mitsubishi Motors Corporation signs MOU to Promote Electric Vehicles with Hsinchu County in Taiwan

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with China Motors Corp (CMC), MMC’s business partner in Taiwan , Mitsubishi Corporation, (MC) and the Hsinchu County government in northwestern Taiwan regarding the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs).

The Hsinchu County government will introduce the i-MiEVs at the Taiwan High Speed Rail line’s Hsinchu Station as a taxi. They will analyze the demand and marketability throughout its operation to go forward with verifying more specifics for electric car popularization, such as tax incentives and charging infrastructure installation.

The i-MiEV will be introduced to CMC through MC, and will be utilized in the taxi project the Hsinchu County government will implement.

MMC President Osamu Masuko stated, "It is such a pleasure to be able to cooperate in EV popularization efforts with the Hsinchu government, who are dedicated in implementing advanced technologies and are proactive about making a low-carbon society possible. We will give our best effort in order to make this collaboration to be a model case of eco-car implementation in Taiwan."

After its launch in Japan, the i-MiEV has been sequentially rolled out internationally to Hong Kong, Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, 19 countries throughout Europe and also is planned for rollout the United States and Canada this fall. In addition, MMC is in cooperation with numerous governments in their EV popularization initiatives, including the Republic of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, Singapore and Thailand.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE: 7211) was established in 1970 and is one of the few automobile companies in the world that produces a full line of automotive products ranging from 660-cc mini cars and passenger cars to commercial vehicles and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The company also operates consumer financing services and provides this to its customer base.