DETROIT – Taking the opposite tack of Japanese rival Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will include the lithium-ion battery in its upcoming i-MiEV electric vehicle as part of the total sale. “The car is going to come with a battery. We’re not going to lease it (to buyers),” John Koenig, executive vice president-Mitsubishi Motors North America, tells Ward’s in a recent interview here. Nissan says when its Leaf EV arrives in the U.S. later this year, customers will have to ...

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