Mitsubishi has said it wants to have over half of its sales to be electric vehicles by 2020, so rumors of an all-electric truck from the Japanese automaker make an awful lot of sense. That's just what the Nikkei is reporting, saying the light-duty truck is due some time in fiscal 2012. The truck will be Mitsubishi's third EV, following the i-MiEV (also known as the "i"), that has been on sale since 2009, and the Minicab-MiEV (pictured, more details here), a vehicle made in partnership with Suzuki that went on sale this month.
The Nikkei (via Reuters) says that plan for the upcoming light-duty truck is to let it easily charge from a household outlet and that it "will be targeted at farmers, contractors and others who use light trucks for their work." The cost? less than 1.5 million yen ($19,223 U.S. at today's exchange rates) after Japanese government subsidies. Sounds like a practical new entry into the plug-in universe.
Beyond this practicality, Mitsubishi's plans expand in many directions. We've heard that Mitsubishi will offer up a plug-in version of the Outlander Sport and an electric model based on the Evolution XI concept in 2013, as well as a plug-in Evo sedan.