Mitsubishi NZ and SolarCity team up on i-MiEV solar charge system

August 30th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Mitsubishi New Zealand and SolarCity New Zealand have announced that they have formed a national partnership to offer each new i-MiEV owner a high-efficiency rooftop solar system that will provide the car with enough solar power to offset the energy used for charging.

Daniel Cook, Mitsubishi NZ’s Head of Sales and Marketing says this partnership, is designed to give customers the right resources and technology to make powering the i-MiEV as efficient as possible.

“i-MiEV electric car owners are ahead of the curve, and want a greener and cleaner way to drive,” Cook says. “The energy the solar PV panels generate in a day exceeds what is needed to offset the energy used in the average daily commute, significantly reducing the total cost of ownership.”

The specially designed i-MiEV PV solar panel charging system is viewable from today at the Auckland Home Show, and gives everyone in the city the first chance to see how solar power and electric cars can work together. Continue reading “Mitsubishi NZ and SolarCity team up on i-MiEV solar charge system” »