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Mitsubishi Wants to Make Normal, Illinois Electric Car Mecca

Six electric 'i' cars have been delivered to the Illinois town.

Published: 27-Jan-2012

Mitsubishi Motors is slowly rolling out its new electric car, the i, and trying to burnish its ad campaign around the Illinois town where it has its U.S. factory.

Mitsu is trying to how an all-American town like Normal, Ill., can become a shining example of electric transportation, so it just delivered six of its electric vehicles for use by the town.

"Putting these six all-electric cars into our fleet is the next major step in the EV-Town initiative, which has put Normal-Bloomington in the national spotlight as a forward-thinking community," said Normal Mayor Chris Koos. "The Town of Normal is eager to get these cars into service and to show our community how well EVs work for a variety of tasks, even in our cold January weather."


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