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Best Buy Considering Electric Car Sales

US electronics retailer currently testing Mitsubishi i-MiEV for its Geek Squad unit.

Published: 17-Apr-2010

Best Buy is actively engaging partners in talks of electric car sales, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

“We are very serious about the business,” Leo Raudys, the Richfield-based Best Buy Co. Inc., senior director of environmental affairs, told the the Wall Street Journal. “Electric cars are basically computers on wheels. We expect to play a big part in it.”

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. wouldn’t say whether the company would enter into some partnership with Best Buy to sell its i-MiEV electric cars, which Best Buy is currently testing for use by its Geek Squad, said Mitsubishi spokesman Moe Durand told the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The company plans on releasing the i-MiEV in America in 2011.

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