Mitsubishi completes production of the world’s first mass-produced electric car

Mitsubishi completes production of the world’s first mass-produced electric car

September 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

At one time, the car was very popular, but due to the crisis and modest by today’s standards, its sales have fallen sharply.

Mitsubishi will no longer produce the i-MiEV electric hatchback. This was announced on Saturday, September 19, by the NHK channel. Recall that this car is the world’s first serial car with a fully electric motor. It is planned to complete production by March 2021.

Low car sales and financial problems at Mitsubishi were named as the main reasons for this decision. In this regard, the brand’s management is going to cut costs. At the same time, it is worth noting the outdated characteristics of the electric hatchback – the output of the power plant is 63 hp, but the power reserve looks much more problematic – the car is able to drive no more than 160 kilometers on one charge.

Recall that the Mitsubishi i-MiEV entered the assembly line back in 2009.

However, the electric program of the Japanese brand does not end there – according to rumors, a more modern “green” car is being developed in collaboration with partners from Nissan.