Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) has done a deal to sell more electrified vehicles to the Da Nang City municipal authority in Vietnam.

It says Mitsubishi Motors' i-MiEVs, Outlander PHEVs and battery charging units will be used by the Da Nang City government in an electric vehicle emissions reduction study.

MMC has announced today the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Industry and Trade People's Committee of Da Nang City (DOIT) and celebrated the handover of a series of new electric vehicles (EVs) in the City of Da Nang, Vietnam.

The vehicles supplied will enable Mitsubishi Motors and the DOIT to study how EVs can reduce CO2 emissions and utilise popular sightseeing locations, specifically around Da Nang City and the Hoi An World Heritage site.

Vietnam is seeking ways to reduce CO2 emissions and to produce cleaner air and greener cities. Da Nang City launched an Environment City Plan in 2008, with the aim of transforming itself into an Environmental City by 2020.

Mitsubishi Motors says it continues to work to expand the use of EVs across the ASEAN region. Mitsubishi Motors has over 150,000 electric and plug-in hybrid EVs on the road today (of which 144,000+ are Outlander PHEVs).

MMC adds that since it first entered the Vietnamese market in 1994, Mitsubishi Motors has been committed to the development of the domestic auto market, and this new partnership with Da Nang City 'reflects its support for Vietnam's transition to a mature, low carbon economy'.

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