Mitsubishi announces new date for nationwide rollout of the iMiev

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.Mitsubishi i Miev

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

Mitsubishi has sold over 16,000 Mitsubishi i-Mievs globally since the electric vehicle debuted in Japan in July 2009.

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