Shin Fujioka, President & CEO of Mitsubishi Motors of Canada (left), provides Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson with the first deliveries of all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV hatchbacks. It is the largest-ever purchase of Canada’s most fuel-efficient subcompact car.
-MiEVs make Vancouver green with envy
Vancouver brags that it is Canada’s greenest city, and it’s about to get even greener.
It already boasts the country’s biggest fleet of Toyota Prius hybrid taxis and now, with the purchase of 13 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles, Vancouver will have the greenest fleet of municipal vehicles.
All 13 i-MiEVs will be delivered by the end of the year and, if they perform as expected, could be followed by 17 more in 2013.
The City of Vancouver’s purchase is the largest of its kind since the i-MiEV’s Canadian launch in mid-December, 2011. They will replace city-owned gasoline-powered vehicles as they come to the end of their useful lives.
“Vancouver just got a whole lot greener,” said Shin Fujioka, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada. “The i-MiEV will support Vancouver’s ambition of becoming the world’s greenest city by 2020.”
Mayor Gregor Robertson agrees. He believes going green is good for both business and taxpayers, and is a big supporter of Vancouver’s Greenest City transportation goals.