Oct. 23, 2006: Auto Week

Summary: Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is dropping plans for in-wheel motors for its electric vehicle.

Rather than jump on the hybrid-car bandwagon, Mitsubishi is developing an electric car. Its prototype uses the same body as its i minicar.

As reported previously, Mitsubishi plans to bring the electric car to North America. It has not said when, but current plans call for fleet testing to continue in Japan through 2008.

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