1 Mitsubishi i MIEV soon to vroom on the roads of Iceland on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:42 am
EcoFactor: Zero-emissions electric car.
Mitsubishi’s zero-emission “i MIEV” launch in Iceland might help the country achieve its target of being fossil-fuel free in the coming years. Iceland has been trying real hard to convert to sustainable energy. Currently, most of the country’s electric power needs are met by hydroelectric and geothermal sources.
Iceland signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation regarding acquisition of a fleet of its zero-emissions i MIEV electric vehicle. The electric car is said to have a traveling range of 100 miles on a solitary charge, so it ought to be more than enough to equip the nation with a convenient and green vehicle. (The i MIEV has gone through testing in Japan and did well, and will be available there next year.) If any small European country can pull off EV’s with domestic energy it would probably be Iceland.
The Dark Side:
Just release the car worldwide and I will stop complaining! I have no other qualms about the potential of this beau.