Mitsubishi says its Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh) subsidiary has agreed to start joint testing of the i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle with PTT Public Company, the largest energy company in the country.
 
Following the deal between the government of Thailand and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) for a joint study of fleet EV testing concluded last year, MMTh has started specific testing with two power companies; Metropolitan Electricity Authority and PEA ENCOM.

With this new agreement with PTT, MMC will intensify its efforts towards popularisation of EVs in Thailand, such as researching their acceptability to consumers, marketability, as well as charging infrastructure.
 
PTT is a natural gas and petroleum company working towards supply of energy for Thailand under the Thai government's national energy security policy. PTT plans to install a quick charger at the PTT Research and Technology Institute by the end of this year.
 
After its launch in Japan, the i-MiEV has been rolled out internationally to Hong Kong, Australia, Europe, and other markets and is planned for launch in the US and Canada this autumn.

In addition, MMC is co-operating with several governments in their EV initiatives, including the Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, and Singapore.