To paraphrase Pamela Anderson (I believe that's a first for ABG), "It's great being a plug-in Stella - with such low sales expectations it's easy to impress." So, extremely impressed we are that the kei-sized city electric is poised to clobber its underwhelming sales target of 100 units set for it by Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru. The early interest is pouring in from fleet customers like Takeda Pharmaceuticals, who have ordered up 50 copies for themselves.

Who else is interested in a lithium battery-powered car, capable of recharging 85 percent of its 50-mile range in 15 minutes? The Japanese Post office is mulling adding more to their current fleet of one and Car Sharing Japan Co. has shown interest. There are also regional government entities eager to show off their "environmental friendliness" in queue alongside members of the public. The car should go on sale in Japan this summer.

[Source: Green Car Congress]


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