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Canada: Electric cars sold in winter climate

Mitsubishi sells its first i-MiEV electric car in Canada to a Winnipeg man

By Mychaylo Prystupa, CBC News

Posted: Dec 22, 2011 9:04 PM CST

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011 9:42 PM CST
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The keys to Canada’s first fully electric Mitsubishi car were handed over to a Winnipeg man on Thursday, at the start of winter.

“We have the cleanest [hydroelectric] power in Canada, probably in the world,” said Ross Redman, who picked up his new car at the Waverley Mitsubishi dealership.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car, shown in a Winnipeg dealership on Thursday, has no tail pipe, creates no emissions, and never needs oil to be added. (CBC)
“That’s what I want to use for fuel in my car.”

Redman, an electronics technician, said he originally purchased the i-MiEV — pronounced “eye-meeve” — for its high-torque performance, but now he is also motivated to save the environment.
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