Japan's Mitsubishi Motors today said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environment Bureau of Hong Kong for the local evaluation of its zero-emissions i MiEV*1 electric vehicle.
Mitsubishi is among the major automakers keen on introducing an electric vehicle.
As an investigative step toward possible future introduction of the electric vehicle, the proposed evaluation is scheduled to begin as early as May 2009.
Mitsubishi and its Hong Kong distributor Universal Cars Ltd plan to evaluate the market response as well as incentives and issues such as the availability of the charging infrastructure.
Announced in October 2006, the the auto maker says the i MiEV represents the pinnacle of its green technologies.
Currently involved in testing and promotion in Japan, New Zealand, the US and Europe, the i MiEV will be launched in Japan in the first half of 2009.