This marks the first country to start sales of i-MiEV in Latin America. The launching ceremony was held in the capital city of San Jose on February 25th, with about 300 people attending the event including local MMC distributor VEINSA Co., local electricity company executives, and the President of Republic of Costa Rica.
The Costa Rican Government has been assertive in taking environmental initiatives, and aims to be a "carbon offset country" that emits zero CO2, by 2021. They have high hopes in using EVs as transportation tools to reduce CO2 emission, and will offer exemption of custom duty as part of the preferential treatment for EV purchasers.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV went on sale, mainly to fleet customers, in July of 2009. This was followed by the full launch in April 2010 to individual customers. In addition to high environmental performance and handling inherent of a compact car, the i-MiEV has been praised for its motive power, stability, quietness and comfortable ride.
After its launch in Japan, i-MiEV moved forward with sales to Hong Kong, Australia, and most recently Europe and will begin to sell its expanded model in the United States this fall.
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About Mitsubishi Motors Australia
Mitsubishi Motors Australia is part of the global Mitsubishi Motors organisation and is fully owned by Mitsubishi, one of the world's largest companies.
The company's history dates back to 1870, when Mitsubishi's Japanese founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping company with three steamships. The company grew from strength to strength and, in 1914, registered the Mitsubishi three-diamond trademark. This symbol embodies more than 130 years of tradition, and has earned the confidence and trust of customers all over the world.
Mitsubishi takes great pride from knowing that more than 11 million people from around the world have chosen to drive a Mitsubishi vehicle. There are Mitsubishi dealers in more than 200 sites across Australia. These professional and knowledgeable dealers help owners ensure their Mitsubishi car is always looked after by fully-trained Mitsubishi technicians, using genuine Mitsubishi parts that meet stringent global standards.
Mitsubishi Motors works hard to develop cars that provide comfort, space, flexibility and safety; Outlander is one of them, including a range of advanced technologies such as Super All Wheel Control, Smart Keu and Bluetooth hands-free.
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