Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

 

Mitsubishi's UK boss Lance Bradley confirmed from the Geneva Motor Show to the Autocar that the pure electric eX Concept is actually scheduled for production.

The timeframe for the introduction is set "by 2020", so we hope to see it on the road in 3-4 years.

By that time, Mitsubishi probably will have expanded its plug-in hybrid offerings.  The delayed entry with an all-electric crossover is explained by the need for a mature charging network.

"The commitment is to return to full EV when the infastructure is mature. Full electric power is very much part of Mitsubishi's future."

According to the article, 250 miles (400 km) range is expected and the "concept can already manage that distance", a number that is at odds with the eX's 45 kWh battery.  Therefore, we assume the 250miles/400km range is based on the optimistic Euro/NEDC scale and the real world range would be more like ~140 miles.

Separately, Mitsubishi confirmed the eX will be offered as AWD.

The meaning behind the name eX?  "electric X (cross)-over".

source: Autocar