Mitsubishi Motors discloses plans for electric, hybrid cars

27 02 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (Mitsubishi Motors), a major Japanese automaker, has announced its future plans for the development of electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid vehicles to address the ever-growing concern of the massive carbon footprint left by contemporary vehicles which depend on fossil fuels as energy sources. At a media conference recently, Takayuki Yatabe from the EV business promotion department of Mitsubishi Motors noted that the limitations of depleting fossil fuels and the progression of global warming caused in part by green house gas emissions had prompted the corporation to actively seek environmentally-friendly solutions to be integrated into its future products. “Mitsubishi Motors has over 40 years of history with EV research and development, going back to 1966. The prototypes we developed at the time were not practical due to performance issues such as insufficient energy storage and underpowered electric motors. “Nonetheless, EVs are expected to be part of the countermeasure to oil dependency, air pollution and global warming. Therefore, we continue to research and develop EVs. “As far back as the early 1990s, we focused on the development of battery technology such as lithium-ion which opened up new advances in EV performance, proving its viability in practical use,” he noted. More…

News selected by Covalence | Country: Japan | Company: Mitsubishi Motors | Source: Borneo Post


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