Aug 26, 2020 10:32 JST

Source: Mitsubishi Motors

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Concludes Disaster Cooperation Agreement with Konan City in Shiga

TOKYO, Aug 26, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that it has concluded a disaster cooperation agreement on August 25 with Konan City in Shiga Prefecture together with Shiga Mitsubishi Motor Sales Corporation.

MMC's Kyoto Plant - Shiga, one of the company's engine factories, is located in Konan City. This agreement enables MMC to make a contribution at the time of disaster in the area.

(from left to right)Yasushi Kobayashi, President and COO of Shiga Mitsubishi Motor Sales Corporation, Takao Kato, CEO of MMC, Eigo Tanihata, Mayor of Konan City

The purpose of this agreement is to reduce time taken to confirm necessary information with the local government when disasters occur, and to quickly provide disaster-affected areas and evacuation sites with MMC's electric vehicles, such as Outlander PHEV, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which can serve as power sources. MMC is promoting the DENDOCommunity Support Program to establish disaster cooperation agreements with local governments throughout Japan by FY2022, and this agreement with Konan City is the 64th thus far.

The Kyoto Plant - Shiga has been in operation since 1979 and supplies engines to domestic and overseas finished vehicle plants.

"Our main model, Outlander PHEV, is equipped with the engines produced at the Kyoto Plant - Shiga," Kato said. "We strongly hope that our products would help reduce social unrest by natural disasters and contribute to regional safety and relief."

Going forward, MMC will continue cooperating closely with local governments throughout Japan to facilitate greater understanding and dissemination of electric vehicles, and to promote initiatives that aim to strengthen support systems in case of disasters.

About Mitsubishi Motors
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 electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in MITSUBISHI MOTORS' DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, MITSUBISHI MOTORS introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its "Drive your Ambition" tagline - a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today MITSUBISHI MOTORS is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.

Source: Mitsubishi Motors
Sectors: Automotive

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