Mitsubishi i MiEV Shipped 100,000 To Peugeot And Citroen
100,000 i MiEV. Mitsubishi Motors announced it temporarily halted shipments of its flagship electric car i-MiEV to PSA Peugeot Citroen. Branded as the iOn for Peugeot and the C-Zero for Citroën in Europe, Mitsubishi is stopping deliveries of the vehicles in order to readjust the company’s stocks. The supply deal was signed two years ago and is coming to a temporary halt as 100,000 electric i MiEV were ordered since 2010. Mitsubishi said it has already made 28,000 i-MiEVs for Japan since 2009.
According to a Mitsubishi spokesman in Tokyo for AFP: "This is a temporary stoppage for adjusting stocks (of inventory). We are the supplier, and we fill the orders of the client."
During my stay on the French Riviera in Nice, France, I noticed the city has made available a few electric cars, conveniently located throughout the city. Dubbed Auto Bleu, or Blue Car, the system is available as an hourly rate, daily and monthly electric car. You have a choice between a Peugeot iOn, the rebadged Mitsubishi i MiEV, or a Citroën Berlingo powered by Venturi, the same one that was used and tweaked for the Venturi African adventure. See our 3,000 Miles In Africa On Electricity