Mitsubishi Motors’ zero-emission urban transport solution, the pure-electric i-MiEV, has been named as one of the top three contenders in the prestigious World Green Car competition.

Joining the Mitsubishi i-MiEV as finalists are the Honda FCX Clarity and Toyota iQ.
The innovative i-MiEV was selected from a list of five first-round finalists-pared from an original list of more than 20 cars by an international panel of 59 automotive journalists. The winner will be announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 9.

Tailpipe emissions, fuel consumption and use of a major advanced power plant technology aimed specifically at increasing the vehicle’s environmental responsibility, were all taken into consideration.

Scheduled to go on sale in the Japanese market this summer and currently undergoing U.S. testing with Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison, Mitsubishi is also looking to demonstrate i-MiEV and its capabilities to the Canadian public and in the Canadian market.