MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) in Tokyo announced that they will be investing in the production of new electric Kei-cars at the Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki city, Okayama Prefecture. This investment will take action in August 2020 and will also be worth approximately 8 billion Japanese Yen.
MMC is thinking of developing the new electric Kei-car together with it’s alliance partner, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan). This exciting new investment will be made in:
-The establishment of assembly and inspection equipment for the drive battery, which will be newly adopted. The expansion of stamping, welding and painting assembly facilities following a shift to in-house production of drive battery cases, along with the line expansion for manufacturing EV platforms.
Investing the grants from Okayama Prefecture, MMC they are going to establish production capabilities by this investment, which will be partly borne by Nissan.
Nic Campbell the General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors SA (MMSA) says that, “The shift towards electric mobility is gaining momentum as South Africa joins the global electric vehicle revolution to support EV initiatives and technology."
MMC continues its efforts in promoting electric vehicles in partnership with municipalities in Okayama Prefecture and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.