Mitsubishi's iMiev electric car steps closer to production (photos)

Mitsubishi shows off a version of the iMiev electric car designed for the European market at the 2009 Geneva auto show.

Although Mitsubishi is testing the iMiev electric car in fleets throughout the world, official production isn't intended to start until 2010. To meet its production goals, Mitsubishi is adapting the car to different world markets. At the Geneva auto show, Mitsubishi showed off a prototype that meets European legal requirements. It also features a refinement necessary for the U.S. introduction: left-hand drive. Along with the iMiev, Mitsubishi showed off a sport version concept with a more powerful motor.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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