Tests a jump start
Field tests have begun for an electric van prototype developed by Mitsubishi Motors. The tests are being conducted with the Japanese commercial freight company Yamato Transport. The prototype — based on the Mitsubishi Minicab compact van — runs the same electric motor and lithium ion battery pack as the iMiEV city car. Mitsubishi will collect data on the van, which will operate in Tokyo, to see how the electric powerplant handles the more intensive workload of a commercial vehicle.