Update: As expected, PSA Peugeot Citroen has just announced that it will be making an electric vehicle based on the Mitsubishi iMiev. Production is expected to start in 2010 with a launch by the end of next year.
The Mitsubishi iMiEV is one of the first 4/5-seater fully-electric vehicles from a mainstream manufacturer. Originally a petrol-engined car, the electric version is just about to go on sale. Five thousand are earmarked for the UK market (only 50,000 are being made) and they will be priced at between £20,000 and £25,000.
It is a lot of money – but new technology always costs more. Think back to the first mobile phone or computer you owned and compare them to what’s available now.
Anyway, if you are interested in electric cars, the review in The Register is detailed, readable and balanced. There are plenty of pictures, too, so it is well worth a read.