Disaster Cooperation Agreements Concluded by Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has recently concluded the disaster cooperation agreements with the cities of Soja and Kurashiki in the prefecture as well as with Okayama Prefecture. The agreements will ultimately help Mitsubishi Motors act faster in disaster situations.
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What the agreements entail
On October 4, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that Takao Kato, chief executive officer, MMC, met with Kurashiki Mayor Kaori Ito, Okayama Prefectural Governor Ryuta Ibaragi, and Soja Mayor Soichi Kataoka so that the agreements could be signed.
Mitsubishi Motors cooperated with Okayama Prefecture specifically because its Mizushima Plant is located there. With the agreements signed, Mitsubishi Motors should now be able to more quickly provide electric vehicles to evacuation sites and disaster-affected areas. Electric vehicles, like the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid, are useful when disaster strikes because people can use them as power sources.
Mitsubishi Motors previously concluded agreements with the city of Sapporo along with Shizuoka and Kyoto Prefectures. Moving Forward, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation also wants to have agreements established by fiscal 2022 with the local governments in Japan.
Disasters, like the West Japan Flood, which occurred on July 2018, are a huge issue in Japan. After the 2019 Typhoon 15 affected the Chiba Prefecture, Mitsubishi Motors gave community facilities and other locations 12 Outlander PHEV models. Mitsubishi Motors wants to continue supporting communities by supplying electric vehicles when natural disasters occur.
Kato said, “We are working hard to promote the DENDO Community Support Program to establish disaster cooperation agreements with local governments, so that our products can serve in any way possible to relieve social unrest from natural disasters and help local residents feel safe and secure.”
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Hopefully, the agreements will allow Mitsubishi Motors to aid more people when natural disasters strike in the future.