SolarCity New Zealand and Mitsubishi New Zealand announced today that they have formed a national partnership to offer each i-MiEV owner (from this date forward) a high efficiency rooftop solar system.
Mitsubishi New Zealand’s head of sales and marketing, Daniel Cook, says the partnership is designed to give customers the resources and technology to make charging and powering their Mitsubishi i-Miev as efficient as possible. “i-MiEV electric car owners are ahead of the curve, and want a greener and cleaner way to drive,” Cook says.
The amount of energy the solar system will generate will be enough to offset the energy used in the average daily commute, which will basically eliminate any cost of charging the Mitsubishi i-Miev at home.
The specially designed Mitsubishi i-Miev PV solar panel charging system was on display today at the Auckland Home Show.
SolarCity says the solar system is engineered to provide enough power for about 1250km of travel per month.
Most vehicles in New Zealand travel less than 69km per day, which is well within the range of current electric vehicles like the Mitsubishi i-Miev.
For Mitsubishi i-Miev car owners, the complete solar system starts around NZ$9,999 installed and can be installed on the house or garage roof. Along with the solar panels, the Mitsubishi i-Miev charging package includes a residential monitoring system that allows the ability to track the performance of the solar system on the internet.
Sound familiar? Earlier this month, Ford announced it was partnering with SunPower to offer a home solar setup to sell in conjunction with the Ford Focus Electric.