Shin Fujioka, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc., (MMSCAN) received NRCan’s 2012 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Award for the subcompact class at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 16, 2012.
"This is a great honor for the i-MiEV," said Mr. Fujioka. "This achievement speaks to what the marketplace needs as we strive to improve our environment and protect our planet’s future. We are heartened by the Canadian government’s findings that the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the right vehicle for the Canadian marketplace."
"Mitsubishi’s approach to technology and addressing environmental concerns is paramount," he continued, "and it is encouraging to see the excitement the i-MiEV has generated for the future of electric vehicles over the past few years."
The list of high-profile awards for the i-MiEV keeps growing. The all-electric, zero-emission i-MiEV was chosen as the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the United States last year by the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(2), thanks to its excellent EPA-rated fuel efficiency rating of 112 MPGe. Recently, the i-MiEV was named as the "Greenest Vehicle" by the United States’ ACEEE non-governmental organization(3).
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation 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.