Mitsubishi iMiev to use new technology to recharge 80% capacity in just 30 minutes

December 14, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


Mitsubishi is going the extra mile ahead and is set to be first in Europe to showcase the city car’s fast charging capabilities. The car maker’s iMiev model will bring in the fast charge function that is expected to change the way drivers think about how electric vehicles run.

Mitsubishi iMiev electric cars will be launched in 2010 and will be the first car to adopt the technology having its Lithium-Ion batteries recharged to 80 per cent capacity in just 30 minutes.  The car will be propped by a 200 x 100 x 80cm fast charger made by Tokyo Electric Power Company. As per reviews, the charger has the capability to fully fill batteries to 80 per cent capacity in just 30 minutes.

With such a convenient option now available, Mitsubishi would look at placing chargers at motorway service areas or car parks in retail zones. It may be noted that the UK Department for Transport has already initiated a plan christened Plugged in Places, and this strategy might well be of help to iMiev too.

(Via Gizmag)

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