May 15, 2009

Green Thinking

Mitsubishi's electric car debuts, green grants take root and van gets mad mileage

i MiEV

Coming soon
Mitsubishi's i MiEV will be the world's first practical electric vehicle offered by a major auto manufacturer when fleet sales begin this July in Japan. The company also recently announced it will be developed for sale in world markets, including the United States.


Joe Biden

Eco stimulus
Vice President Joe Biden announced last month that $300 million in federal stimulus funds will help expand the nation's fleet of clean, fuel-efficient vehicles. State and local governments as well as transit agencies are eligible to apply for grants to pay for green vehicles and infrastructure for alternative fuels.


Bright

Electric fleet
Bright Automotive displayed its 100 mpg vehicle aimed at commercial and government fleets last month where you would expect -- on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The company hopes the IDEA will be in production by 2012.

--Associated Press

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