This week has been a good one for electric cars: Tesla has received more than 500 orders for their Model S that was just revealed last week, which is far more than expected (reserving one costs $5,000), Detroit Electric announced they would have an affordable electric sedan on the market in less than a year and now Mitsubishi is having to increase production of the iMiEV because of strong demand.
The iMiEV won't begin leasing in Japan until this summer, but orders have come in so quickly that they're upping their production. The carmaker had planned to produce 2,000 cars this year, but is now planning on making 5,000. Some reports say they may even be shooting for 20,000 by 2011.
The demand for these cars is exciting and I'm hoping it's a sign that there will be continued and increased demand over the next few years as more and more electric cars are introduced.
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