Mitsubishi Motors has delivered the first 50 i-MiEV EVs of 507 units scheduled to be provided to the Estonian government.

The provision of 507 i-MiEVs to the Estonian government was concluded between Mitsubishi Corporation and the Estonian government last March as part of an agreement to purchase 10m tons of emissions rights.

The Estonian government plans to use the i-MiEVs in public facilities (in the field of social welfare) as part of its policy to popularise electric vehicles nationwide, hoping to reduce CO2 emissions in the country.

In addition, the Estonian government has already introduced subsidies for EV purchases and plans to set up charging infrastructure.

MMC will work to popularise EVs in Estonia by providing technical support to the Estonian government in monitoring CO2 reductions and plans to start sales of the i-MiEV to the public in Estonia this coming November.

MMC plans to complete shipment of the entire order to Estonia by the end of the 2011 fiscal year (31 March, 2012).

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