Mitsubishi Motors' i-MiEV Chosen as Canada's Most Fuel Efficient Subcompact Vehicle

published: 2012-02-27 15:37 | editor: | category: News

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's (MMC) 100% electric-powered zero-emission i-MiEV was officially recognized yet again for its fuel efficiency in another country, this time Canada. The i-MiEV was chosen by Canada's Ministry of Natural Resources (NRCan), as the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the subcompact class. When comparing the i-MiEV against vehicles chosen by NRCan*1 in other classes, data shows the i-MiEV is Canada's most fuel-efficient car among them all.

Shin Fujioka, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc., (MMSCAN) received NRCan's  2012 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Award for the subcompact class at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 16, 2012.

"This is a great honor for the i-MiEV," said Mr. Fujioka. "This achievement speaks to what the marketplace needs as we strive to improve our environment and protect our planet's future. We are heartened by the Canadian government's findings that the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the right vehicle for the Canadian marketplace."

"Mitsubishi's approach to technology and addressing environmental concerns is paramount," he continued, "and it is encouraging to see the excitement the i-MiEV has generated for the future of electric vehicles over the past few years."

The list of high-profile awards for the i-MiEV keeps growing. The all-electric, zero-emission i-MiEV was chosen as the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the United States last year by the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)*2, thanks to its excellent EPA-rated fuel efficiency rating of 112 MPGe. Recently, the i-MiEV was named as the "Greenest Vehicle" by the United States' ACEEE non-governmental organization.

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