31 Jan '12, 2am

Mitsubishi brings electric car project to Spain: Spainhas been slow to embrace electric cars – but that may all

Spainhas been slow to embrace electric cars – but that may all change thanks to a new Smart Community System Demonstration Project, led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation and Hitachi . The project aims to demonstrate and verify various businesses that are needed to establish an electric vehicle transportation infrastructure inSpain. It will have a budget of around US$65.2million and will be conducted until March, 2016. Currently around 40 per cent of Spain ’s energy consumption comes from the transportation sector – with the bulk of its energy derived from fossil fuels. As such, Spain hopes to increase electric vehicle registrations to 250,000 by 2014. Among its goals will be: to establish greater use of electric vehicles including high-speed electric vehicle chargers; develop a recharging business model; create a smart grid management system; and deplo...

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