Tokyo, October 03, 2019


Mitsubishi Motors to Support the Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Study in Sumba Island, Indonesia

Tokyo, October 3, 2019 – MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) participates in a joint study of renewable energy in the Sumba Island, Republic of Indonesia. The study is aiming at utilizing the energy by photovoltaic power generation, which is effective in remote islands where it is difficult to secure gasoline.
To supply stable electric power generated by renewable energy, the study was originally started in December 2017 by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology of Indonesia (BPPT) and Kyudenko Co., Ltd., as a support project of Ministry of the Environment of Japan. In February 2018, MMC presented eight units of Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV, two units of i-MiEV pure electric vehicle, and four units of battery charger to the Indonesian Government. Of these, one unit of i-MiEV and battery charger are used in the joint study in Sumba Island, which is conducted for four months, starting from August 1st to November 30th, 2019.
"It is a great honor for Mitsubishi Motors to join the study," said Toshinaga Kato, Vice President of MMC, at the ceremony to commemorate MMC's participation in the study. "I hope that our EV would be helpful for lives of Indonesian people."

  • <Kato VP charging the battery of i-MiEV>

  • <photo shooting at the ceremony>
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched the i-MiEV – the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed by the OUTLANDER PHEV in 2013 – a plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia. Models, such as the PAJERO SPORT/MONTERO SPORT, TRITON/L200, OUTLANDER, ASX/OUTLANDER SPORT/RVR and XPANDER play a major role in achieving its growth. The global sales volume in fiscal year 2018 was 1,244,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2018 was 2.51 trillion yen. Mitsubishi Motors is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.