Mitsubishi introduced the load in less than 30 minutes for its i-MiEV
A terminal has free public charging DC fast charging, a first in Canada, is now available.
Today, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSC) has taken another step forward in its goal of providing a faster and more convenient for owners of i-MiEV models loading. Indeed, the company has installed, is headquartered, a fast loading terminal for DC load these vehicles has a fully electric hatchback.
Manufactured by Eaton, the terminal can load models i-MiEV 80% in less than 30 minutes. In addition, MMSC offer free battery charging from the normalized terminal CHAdeMO * has all electric vehicle owners close to the area of Greater Toronto.
Terminal load fast ** MMSC is the first of its kind in Canada. It is also made freely available to the general public.
DC fast charging is one of the three methods of charging electric battery lithium-ion 16 kWh of the i-MiEV. The second method, charging AC Level 2 is offered to owners of residence or business. It is a system of 240 volts can fully recharge a completely discharged battery in seven hours. To date, more than 76 Level 2 chargers Eaton were installed in Canadian certified Mitsubishi i-MiEV dealers and others in the i-MiEV owners. The third method, the loading level 1 uses a normalized outlet 120 volts and recharge an empty battery in about 22 hours. "We are committed to supporting the growth of an electric charging infrastructure, which will pave the way for the convenience of charging the owners of i-MiEV models," said Shin Fujioka says, President and CEO of Sales Mitsubishi vehicles in Canada. Since starting the i-MiEV in mid-December, MMSCAN book 69 units across Canada.
The first buyers of the i-MiEV have Hydro-Quebec, the Government of Quebec, Transport Canada, the city of Calgary, the Saanich Police Service in British Columbia and Saskatchewan SaskPower company. In addition to fleet deliveries, most i-MiEV models were sold to customers who took delivery during the winter. Until now, MMSC has appointed 30 dealers certified i-MiEV and expects that number to increase in 2012.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a subcompact car hatchback 5 doors that can accommodate four people. Its range can reach 155 km. This is the only electric car available in Canada with, serial, making a fast loading DC.
At the forefront of the technology, the technology electric i-MiEV has already acquired the honors in Canada and abroad:
In 2012, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been recognized by Natural Resources Canada as the most fuel-efficient subcompact car on the Canadian market.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the "most ecological car in the United States" according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy).
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has received the award for "World Car ecological" one of the most prestigious and reputed significant programs in the field on a global scale and administered by a non-profit association.
* A global standard protocol for fast loading of electric vehicles. http://www.chademo.com/
** Situated at the registered office of MMSC: 2090 Matheson Boulevard East, Mississauga, Ontario.
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