PHOTO CAPTION: Mitsubishi PX-MiEV Concept

Mitsubishi Plans Electric Truck, Other Plug-in Models

Mitsubishi Motors is looking to sell 42,000 electric vehicles worldwide in fiscal 2012.

Published: 30-Dec-2011

LOS ANGELES -- Mitsubishi has begun development of an electric light truck it hopes to launch by April 2013, according to report in the Nikkei Japanese business daily.

The electric truck will be targeted at farmers, contractors and others who use light trucks for their work, the paper said.

Plans for an electric light truck designed for work duties highlight the variety of electrified vehicles Mitsubishi hopes to launch globally by 2016. A plug-in hybrid crossover, widely expected to be based on its Outlander crossover, is slated for sale in global markets by April 2013.


Principality of Monaco included in list.

The company says that they have already shipped around 2,500 units to Germany, France, and Spain.

Mitsubishi MiEV hybrid concept car

Models launches by 2015 include hybrids, plug-in and battery electric versions.

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander mid-sized SUV similar to future electric hybrid model due out in 2013.

Mid-sized electric hybrid SUV is reported to have a lithium battery range of up to 31 miles before reverting to full-hybrid operation.


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