28 Dec '11, 11pm

Mitsubishi working on light-duty electric truck for farmers, contractors

Mitsubishi working on light-duty electric truck for farmers, contractors

over half of its sales to be electric vehicles by 2020 , so rumors of an all-electric truck from the Japanese automaker make an awful lot of sense. That's just what the Nikkei is reporting, saying the light-duty truck is due some time in fiscal 2012. The truck will be Mitsubishi's third EV, following the i-MiEV (also known as the "i" ), that has been on sale since 2009, and the Minicab-MiEV (pictured, more details here ), a vehicle made in partnership with Suzuki that went on sale this month. The Nikkei (via Reuters ) says that plan for the upcoming light-duty truck is to let it easily charge from a household outlet and that it "will be targeted at farmers, contractors and others who use light trucks for their work." The cost? less than 1.5 million yen ($19,223 U.S. at today's exchange rates) after Japanese government subsidies. Sounds like a practical new entry into the p...

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