Mitsubishi to show off concept electric vehicles in Geneva

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Feb 18, 2013
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Mitsubishi is set to debut two new electric-vehicle concepts at the Geneva Motor Show, part of its objective to have 20% of its lineup to be composed of EV-based cars by 2020.

With the Concept GR-HEV sport-utility hybrid truck (above), Mitsubishi is introducing an all-new exclusive hybrid electric vehicle solution that features a Clean Diesel engine and electric motors. The concept also uses Mitsubishi’s renowned full-time four-wheel-drive technology and features the carmaker’s Super All Wheel Control integrated vehicle dynamics control system that delivers "high stability traction and driving performance under all road conditions."

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According to Mitsubishi, the Concept GR-HEV was developed with an ambitious target to have its carbon dioxide emissions at below 149g/km, which is far better than the segment average.

 

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The other electric vehicle concept in Mitsubishi's lineup at the motor show is the Concept CA-MiEV, which was designed to accommodate next-generation EV systems and high-density batteries. Lightweight with advanced aerodynamics, this concept is touted as being capable of offering a 300km driving range, making it perfectly suitable for daily suburban and country life.

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Further innovative, real-life features of the CA-MiEV include magnetic resonance wireless charging technology and smartphone-activated functions.

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