- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mitsubishi Motors North America announces the arrival of i-MiEV to its national press fleet. Japanese Domestic market versions of this battery electric vehicle will be available for loan from seven STI Fleet Services locations (Detroit, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle).

This loan program seeks to acquaint a select number of media with the electric car experience by allowing them to live with the vehicle for several days. Acceleration, charging, range management, and the variable effect of vehicle climate controls on the car’s operation will all be tested and experienced during this loan.

The Japanese Domestic Market i-MiEV went on sale in Japan in the summer of 2009. The vehicle goes on sale in Europe later this year and then a North American version arrives to market in fall of 2011.