Estonia buys 507 Mitsubishi EVs


4 Mar 2011

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Some 507 electric cars with lithium ion batteries will be provided to the Estonian government from Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced.

It is the first example of the provision of electric vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme (GIS-A type of international emission trading pursuant to Article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol, which is aimed to tackle environmental problems, in particular reduce carbon emissions).

Mitsubishi Corporation signed an agreement with the Estonian government to purchase 10m tons of emissions rights. The Estonian government plans to use i-MiEVs in public facilities, including in the field of social welfare.

The Estonian government also expects to use i-MiEVs to reduce CO2 emissions in the country, with the cars emitting zero CO2 emissions while driving.

MMC will also provide technical support to the Estonian government in monitoring CO2 reductions effected by introducing i-MiEV. The 507 units will be shipped to Estonia by end of this year.