Battery-powered car delivered for testing by police and council

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What some see as the car of the future has arrived in Lerwick courtesy of the NorthLink ferry Hrossey.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV battery-powered car was met on the quayside by NorthLink’s own bright spark, Holmsgarth terminal service manager Jane Leask.

The car is in Shetland to be evaluated by Northern Constabulary and Shetland Islands Council before moving on to Orkney where renewable energy experts at the European Marine Energy Centre will run a rule over the innovative vehicle.

The i-MiEV – Mitsubishi innovative electric vehicle – is the Japanese manufacturer’s offering in the quest to produce a zero-emission all-electric car. It is a five-seater hatchback in which the traditional engine and fuel tank are replaced by a lithium-ion battery system.


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