MMC signs agreement with Singapore to promote electric vehicles

MMC "proud" to be part of EV test-bed

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its distributor in Singapore Cycle and Carriage Automotive PTE (CCA) have signed a cooperation agreement with the Singapore government to collaborate on activities to popularize electric vehicles (EV).

The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, including Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Land Transport Authority (LTA), as part of a multi government agency EV task force will set up an EV charging infrastructure network and evaluate the cost benefits of EVs for future adoption.

Within these activities, MMC, via CCA, will supply 25 i-MiEVs from 2011 and cooperate in the taskforce's test bedding efforts.
Singapore Economic Development Board chairman Leo Yip said, they are delighted to welcome Mitsubishi Motors on board as the first major EV supplier for Singapore's EV test bed programme.

MMC president Osamu Masuko said, the company is proud to be the part of EV test-bed in Singapore and believes that Singapore is an ideal market for EV.

"Working together with the Singapore government and Cycle & Carriage Automotive, we would like to evaluate the performance of i-MiEV under the condition in Singapore and also promote the appeal of EV toSingapore citizen," Masuko said.

MMC is currently selling the i-MiEV in Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia and in addition it has engaged in initiatives to popularize EVs with various governments all over the world, including the governments of the Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, among others.