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by Chris Anderson-Peters

Mitsubishi has announced that it will begin sales of its first electric-car, the i-MiEV to individuals in Hong Kong.

Despite already delivering 30 i-MiEVs to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China government (HKSAR) and some businesses since December 2009, it is the first time individuals in Hong Kong will have the chance to purchase an i-MiEV.

Despite the announcement the Japanese company doesn’t expect to sell more than 50 i-MIEVs this year. Pricing starts at HK$395,000 ($62,000 AUD).

Mitsubishi and its Honk Kong importer and distributor Universal Cars Limited (UCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the HKSAR in February 2009, which saw the government not only conduct practicality tests with a pre-production test i-MiEV model but work alongside electric power companies on EV charging infrastructure.

Last year saw Mitsubishi sell 1,400 i-MiEV units mainly to corporations and municipalities. The company opened sales to the Japanese public in April this year.

Read our Mitsubishi i-MiEV review.




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