Southeast Asia’s Longest Bridge to be Patrolled Exclusively by Mitsubishi i-MiEVs
5 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs will be tasked with patrolling (driving back and forth to make sure everything is A-Ok) the longest bridge (14.9 miles) in all of Southeast Asia: the Second Penang Bridge.
“The Second Penang Bridge has gone full electric with new electric vehicles in its fleet to patrol the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.”
Seven charging stations were installed near the bridge to support the i-MiEVs (and other EVs, too). Two of those charger are CHAdeMO quick chargers.
Why go electric? The real reason is cost. It’s believed that the i-MiEVs will be far cheaper to operate and maintain than any comparable ICE automobile.
But there are other reasons too. The bridge is being touted as one of the greenest in the world and it features solar panels and wind turbines at the toll plaza. Those units will generate renewable energy for the i-MiEVs and will provide for the electrical needs of the bridge.