Mitsubishi is planning to move up the nationwide rollout of the Mitsubishi i-Miev electric car in response to better than expected interest. Mitsubishi dealers across the US are clamoring to get one of the electric iMievs into their show rooms.
Last month, meaning December 2011, Mitsubishi Motors North America sold 76 Mitsubishi i MiEV vehicles across the US in the first full month of sales, and Mitsubishi has been “receiving outstanding response and interest in the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle.”
As a result, Mitsubishi is moving up the nationwide rollout date for the Mitsubishi i-Miev. The original release date was the end of 2012, but Mitsubishi doesn’t want US customers to have to wait that long. Since Mitsubishi has been producing and selling the Mitsubishi i-Miev overseas since 2009, they shouldn’t have the same demand-filling issues that Nissan has had with it’s Leaf electric car.
The Mitsubishi i-Miev started selling in Hawaii, Washington, California and Oregon in November 2011. In those 4 states, Mitsubishi says the i-Miev is currently available for test drives. The Mitsubishi i Miev will be at i certified (meaning dealerships that are trained in the Mitsubishi i-Miev vehicle features and functions and have a charger installed) dealerships across the US in March 2012, and the Mitsubishi i will be available for purchase across the US in Summer 2012.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Mitsubishi i Miev you can reduce your wait time by pre-ordering online at www.mitsubishicars.com.
Mitsubishi has sold over 16,000 Mitsubishi i-Mievs globally since the electric vehicle debuted in Japan in July 2009.