EV centre’s first i-MiEVs

Time 6:38 am, January 31, 2011

62920-1-mitMITSUBISHI Putney has celebrated its EV sales centre launch with the hand-over of  i-MiEVs to its first EV drivers.

A mix of Mitsubishi Motors head office and EV sales centre personnel gathered in at the dealership with the Mayor of Wandsworth and other representatives from The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the SMMT to mark the occasion.

Lance Bradley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK said:

‘Today sees the fulfilment of our plan to place London at the forefront of our electric vehicle sales operation. Starting with London, our strategy sees every area of the country being covered by Mitsubishi EV sales centres including big cities such as Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Belfast and Milton Keynes.

’We have fully tested the i-MiEV in the UK for three years now and this exciting new development marks a significant milestone in our plans to lead the way in EV provision in the UK. It also provides a focal point for our wider environmental credentials and other innovations under the sub-brand ‘Intelligent Motion’.’

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: ‘It is fantastic news that Londoners are now starting to get their hands on an exciting new generation of electric cars such as the i-MiEV. In April I am launching Source London to make electric driving more convenient and to make charge points easier to access.’

Source London will deliver 1,300 public charging points across London by 2013, and is part of the Mayor’s plans for London to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe.

The Source London network will create a single ‘visual identity’ for electric driving across the capital, and allow members to charge their vehicles at any one of these public charging points for no more than an £100 annual membership fee.

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