Electric 2+2 on show

Mitsubishi is set to reveal a new version of its electric i MiEV Sport concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Mitsubishi is set to reveal a new version of its electric i MiEV Sport concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Thevehicle will preview the sporty 2+2 due in 2011. As with the ‘i’supermini, it will be built at Mitsubishi’s expanded electric carfactory in Japan, set to open in 2011. It can produce 20,000 models peryear.

Mitsubishi has shown a 2+2 i MiEV Sport concept before, atthe 2007 Tokyo Auto Salon. That had four-wheel drive and 430Nm oftorque, and did 124 miles on a charge. The second-generation version islikely to get a new look and production-ready technologies includinglithium-ion batteries sourced from Mitsubishi’s joint venture withelectronics giant GS Yuasa.

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