| 01/03/2012 | 0 Comments

Mitsubishi will enter the i-MiEV Prototype in the 2012 edition of the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb held annually in Colorado in the United States.

The i-MiEV Prototype is a prototype based on the all-electric i-MiEV model, the first 100% electric vehicle (EV) to go into mass production and is already on the road in Japan, Europe and North America, with plans to expand to other markets.
The i-MiEV Prototype is to be driven by legendary race driver Hiroshi Masuoka, whom during the course of decades of racing success took on the Dakar Rally 21 times, winning it consecutively in 2002 and 2003, driving Mitsubishi Pajero and Pajero Evolution models respectively.
The i-MiEV Prototype will use the same EV components as the current production i-MiEV. Company will use the data obtained through its participation in the event to enhance the durability and reliability of pure EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs which it will be bringing to market in the near future. In addition to Mitsubishi’s participation in the race, engineers from development division as well as from its partner manufacturers of batteries, motors and other EV components will be sent to the event to collaborate closer on the sharing of technology and knowhow for the purpose of further boosting EV development capabilities.

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