Following the agreement, Okazaki City will consider of introducing Outlander PHEV as its office cars
Mitsubishi Motors concludes a disaster cooperation agreement with the Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) and its subsidiary Chubu Mitsubishi Motor Sales Corporation concluded a disaster cooperation agreement with Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture, and held a signing ceremony at Okazaki City Hall on December 6. MMC will establish a system to quickly provide its electric vehicles when disasters occur in Okazaki, where MMC’s main production and R&D facilities are located.
The purpose of concluding these agreements is to eliminate time taken to re-confirm required information with local governments when disasters occur, and to quickly provide disaster-affected areas, evacuation sites and other places with MMC’s electric vehicles (EVs) such as Outlander PHEV, a plug-in hybrid EV, which can serve as power source.
“Natural disasters can occur anywhere at any time,” said Takao Kato, chief executive officer, MMC. “It is important to be always prepared for them. We produce Outlander PHEV at the Okazaki Plant, and I am grateful that the city officials’ deep understanding in our initiatives has led to this agreement.”
MMC is promoting the DENDO Community Support Program to establish disaster cooperation agreements with local governments throughout Japan by fiscal 2022. This agreement with Okazaki City is the tenth conclusion.
Following the agreement, Okazaki City will consider of introducing Outlander PHEV as its office cars. MMC continues to partner with government agencies throughout Japan while striving to promote understanding and spread of electric vehicles, which are advantageous in times of emergency.
SOURCE: Mitsubishi Motors