Rapid disaster response requires efficient notification systems and clear communication between emergency services. Having the right kind of support for those services is crucial to a successful and effective recovery period. That's why Mitsubishi worked as part of the DENDO Community Support Program.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has just concluded its group project with Okayama Prefecture and the cities of Kurashiki and Soja in Japan. This agreement focused on providing MMC electric vehicles in the event of a disaster. 

Vehicles like the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be deployed to evacuation areas for transportation and power supply during an emergency. These agreements seek to significantly reduce the response times of governments and local emergency responses. 

This project is in response to the increasingly dangerous floods and weather patterns battering the region recently. Because of these preparations, when 2019 Typhoon 15 struck Chiba Prefecture, MMC was able to field 12 Outlander PHEVs in order to power home appliances in the affected area. 

Takao Kato, the MMC executive officer had this to say: "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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