Since the Mitsubishi i-Miev’s launch in Norway in January 2011, it’s maintained top spot in total sales volume of any compact vehicle, including gasoline vehicles!
The Mitsubishi i-Miev is the first fully electric car available in Norway, and with it’s top speed of 140 km/h and range of over 145 kilometers, the Mitsubishi i-Miev has been selling faster than any other compact vehicle.
On December 5th, in the presence of Norway’s Minister of Environment and Development, Mitsubishi held a ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the 1,000th Mitsubishi i-Miev in Oslo. With a population of almost 5 million, that brings the total to 1 Mitsubishi i-Miev per every 5000 people. For the USA to match that percentage, there would need to be 60000 electric vehicles in the country.
99 percent of electric power in Norway comes from hydropower, and electric car buyers can receive substantial incentives while installation of charging infrastructure is spreading fast.