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Porirua City buys iMEV hatchback

posted Jul 3, 2012, 9:39 AM by ema-1 ema-1
"The i-MiEV is a four-door hatchback with strong, safe acceleration and a driving range of up to 150km. Just plug it into a 15-amp socket to charge overnight – and away you go.

“Mitsubishi have a long history with Porirua and its people, with its vehicle assembly plant operating here for more than 25 years, so it’s great to be able to continue that tradition while also looking to providing sustainable ways of working that will benefit our future generations too,” says Mayor Nick Leggett.

“Electric vehicles will play a significant part in reducing greenhouse emissions and Mitsubishi are leaders in this new technology. Feedback from those trialed in Wellington City over the past year is that they are ideal for urban commuting – Porirua is just 20 minutes from Wellington – and ‘around town’ motoring.”