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Mitsubishi is supplying a number of its supercute i-MiEVs to Estonia as…

Mitsubishi's i-MiEV - headed to Estonia this yearMitsubishi’s i-MiEV is traveling all over the world in all of its supercute glory – its next stop is Estonia, where Mitsubishi Motors has agreed to supply 507 of the adorable little electric cars to the Estonian government as part of an emissions purchase agreement.

Back in March of this year, negotiations between the Estonian government and Mitsubishi Corporation were completed, involving around 10,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Part of that agreement included the 507 i-MiEVs, to be delivered by the end of 2011 (if anyone knows what the rest of the agreement included, I’m all ears). Mitsubishi has also been offering technical assistance in measuring carbon dioxide.

The first 50 cars were dropped off earlier this week, in a ceremony attended by the prime minister and a number of government officials. The ceremony took place in Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn, where the cars will also be distributed.

The Estonian government is one of several institutions trying to popularize electric vehicles all over the world. These little i-MiEVs are slated for use in public institutions supporting social welfare, but a private citizen wishing to purchase an EV will receive a government subsidy. Those cars will also be available from Mitsubishi, starting this month, and a government sponsored EV charging grid is in the works.

Source: Green Car View | Image: Wikimedia Commons


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