Mitsubishi Begins 2015 In Japan With 1,000 Plug-in Electric Cars Sold

MAR 16 2015 BY MARK KANE 2

Mitsubishi Plug-In Car Sales in Japan – January 2015

Mitsubishi Plug-In Car Sales in Japan – January 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

1,018 plug-in electric cars sold in January 2015, that’s Mitsubishi’s result in Japan – on par with the 999 Nissan LEAFs and an unknown number of e-NV200.

Most of the sales, 830, are Outlander PHEVs, while all versions of MiEV kei cars had a total of just 188.

In the case of the Outlander PHEV, the numbers are lower than a year earlier (January 2014) by 36%. MiEVs finally are growing – by 53%.

From a wider perspective, we see that in two years Outlander PHEV reached a mark of 20,000 sales and exceeded the 17,000-unit mark for all MiEVs sold since 2009. This is the clear answer as to why Mitsubishi is now focusing PHEVs.

Mitsubishi Plug-In Car Sales in Japan – January 2015

Mitsubishi Plug-In Car Sales in Japan – January 2015

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Does anyone have even ballpark global production and sales numbers for Nissan’s eNV200? Why all the secrecy…?

Japan’s reluctance to buy EVs seems a bit strange. They have a GREAT charging infrastructure with lots of Chademo out there, it is not a big country, and their gas prices are high. Why are they so stuck on ICE?

It would seem that if they had 150 mile EVs plus Chademo, there would be very little downside to having an EV in Japan.

Of course, I’d also advise them to restart many of their safer nukes. They don’t have a good electricity energy source but it is at least better than their almost zero oil resources.