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    Our duty to the environment

    At Mitsubishi, we are taking steps to reduce the impact our cars have on the environment. Cars like the Colt ClearTec and the amazing, fully electric i-MiEV are already significantly reducing CO2 emissions. Take a look at what we are doing to make our manufacturing process greener and, while you are here, pick up a few tips on how to drive cleaner and more cost effectively.

  • Green technologies

    We’re tackling the challenges posed by global CO2 emissions head on. That’s why we have been at the forefront of advanced electric vehicle development for many years now. As well as looking toward the future, Mitsubishi Motors has developed innovations such as Auto Stop & Go – technology that brings cleaner air and lower fuel bills right now. Why not visit the relevant sections to see how these innovations work. You’ll see a great example of lateral thinking in our Green Plastic section. We know, for example, that modern cars use many components made of plastics that are petroleum-based. So we thought, ‘why not develop an alternative material that’s derived from a fast-growing plant that consumes CO2 as it grows?’ That’s a programme for the future, but we’re just as busy today with our clean and frugal Euro5 diesel engine, which you can read all about in that section.

  • Cleartec

    Clean and clever, the Colt ClearTec 5- and 3-door versions come fully equipped with our latest eco-friendly solutions that drastically reduce both CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. Standard features include Auto Stop & Go, low rolling resistance tyres, improved differential gear ratio and a clever alternator that recharges the battery during decelerating or braking. Every Colt also comes with a smart Gear Shift Indicator. While driving around the city, these features combine to cut CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by over 20%.

  • EV milestone

    The i-MiEV is one of the first consumer electric vehicles in Europe – and it is revolutionising the way you think about cars. The i-MiEV, or i Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle, is the pinnacle of Mitsubishi Motors’ pioneering environmental technology, which we have been developing and promoting for over forty years, and a symbol of our continuous efforts to reduce our impact on the planet. With zero CO2 running emissions, the i-MiEV is the smart, practical choice for an environmentally responsible, fun-to-drive car that represents our mission to create a sustainable future.

  • Our Approach

    Mitsubishi Motors takes the health of our planet seriously. We have examined every aspect of our business, from designing aerodynamic, fuel-efficient vehicles to reducing emissions from our factories. We also take responsibility for disposing of the vehicles we have made when they come to the end of their lives. We take back and recycle older vehicles. Plus, we are working to make sure that in future an even higher percentage of each car can be recycled. We use cutting-edge technology to reduce energy use and waste, while improving the quality of our products. Designers at our Japanese factory can create and ‘drive’ virtual cars on realistic roads. This saves the energy, materials and fuel needed to build and test a full-sized prototype. One of many innovative changes to our processes was a switch to water-based paints. This has almost eliminated the release of heavy metals in waste water from the spray shop.

  • Your Contribution

    There are many things you can do to reduce the impact that your car has on the environment. A car that is running poorly, is overloaded or is not being driven in a thoughtful manner will use more fuel, which will cause more CO2 emissions. And that doesn’t just cost the environment; it costs your wallet in the form of bigger running bills. Our driving tips explore just some of the ways in which you can help.

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