As Tesla Motors is aware, pre-orders for electric cars don’t automatically equal sales, but that doesn’t mean Mitsubishi shouldn’t be excited about a reported 900 pre-orders for the iMiEV all-electric city car. The car is currently available to fleets and government customers in Japan; about 2,000 were scheduled for production this year, but Autohop says that 1,400 will now be made and all of them are spoken for. Consumer sales for the car next April, and Mitsubishi has said around 5,000 will be made next year. If the 900 number is correct, then almost a fifth of that allotment might already have a home. Autohop says that 387 iMiEVs have been delivered to date. Thanks for Yanquetino the tip!
Gallery: Mitsubishi iMiEV production model
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