Analog Devices announced today that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (Mitsubishi Motors) has adopted ADI’s iCoupler digital isolators to develop a safe, reliable and efficient Li-ion battery power system for the next-generation EV, the “i-MiEV” all-electric vehicle. Mitsubishi Motors describes the vehicle as the ultimate eco-car that produces no CO2 emissions. Powered by 100 percent electrical power, the i-MiEV has a single-charge range of 160 kilometers1 and features a three-way charging system that allows a driver to charge the battery at home at 100 Volt or 200 Volt or at a remote quick-charge station. The i-MiEV has won several awards, including the “Most Advanced Technology” award as selected by the Japan 2009-2010 Car of the Year2 supervisory board and the “2009 Car Technology of the Year” award as selected by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame, a non-profit trade organisation. The i-MiEV will be introduced in Japan during calendar year 2010.