The company headquarters in Clovelly Park, Adelaide, will house the Level 3 Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charge System which will be used by mechanics and engineers to rapidly recharge cars. Using the fast charger will allow them to recharge the i-MiEV up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
This new technology is a must for the company, as the i-MiEV's lithion-ion battery pack usually takes around seven hours to recharge using a 15 amp household socket. President and CEO of MMAL, Masahiko Takahashi, recently said about the charger,
"Mitsubishi continues to be industry leaders in electric vehicles and the Fast Charge station is the next step in making electric motoring accessible to a wider audience."
Mitsubishi's i-MiEV is considered the world's first ever production car to offer zero tailpipe emissions. The motor provides up to 47kW of power and 180Nm of torque, capable of propelling the car to 130km/h. The battery range is around 160km before it needs a top up.