Mitsubishi Bets on Battery Electric Car

Mitsubishi says it will sell a minicar powered by lithium-ion batteries and two in-wheel motors in Japan in 2010.

Published: 25-May-2005

Other carmakers may build hybrids or clean diesels. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is betting on electric cars.

Mitsubishi says it will sell a minicar powered by lithium-ion batteries and two in-wheel motors in Japan in 2010.

The automaker will begin road tests of the vehicle next year. A four-wheel-drive version also is being developed. Mitsubishi intends to sell the car in Japan. It declined to say whether it might export the cars.

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