Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has put up some teasers on its Facebook page, hinting at the imminent arrival of a “100% electric vehicle” that has an overall length of under 3.48 metres, a wheelbase of 2.55 metres and costs “RM0.05 per km” to run. The numbers, plus the fact that a little bit of the car is shown here, suggest that the vehicle in question is the i-MiEV.
In 2011, the zero-emissions car became the first EV to be registered in Malaysia, serving to promote EV awareness in the country. Last November, MMM officially announced that it would start commercial sales of the i-MiEV, so this could be it.
Standing for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle, the i-MiEV packs 49 kW and 180 Nm of torque, and tops out at 130 km/h. An operating range of up to 160 km is possible after an eight-hour charge from a regular 240V home socket. Read our test drive report here, or digest more technical information here.