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Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

 
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Pre-production, US spec.

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The Mitsubishi "i" electric car has been around in one form or another for several years now, so there's a lot of information to keep track of.

The tiny egg-shaped electric car, with four doors and four seats, is currently on sale in the U.S. It's been on sale in Japan for some time now, and also in some European markets, where it's known as the 'i-MiEV'.

Since our Nissan Leaf Ultimate Guide has gone down so well, we thought you might find a similar page useful for the quirky "i" electric car and its Citroen and Peugeot cousins overseas, compiled from all our relevant GreenCarReports articles.

With a starting price of $29,125 before federal and local incentives, the diminutive "i" is one of the cheapest electric cars available, and carries an EPA rating of 112 MPG equivalent - only now being overtaken by rivals like the Chevy Spark EV and Fiat 500E. Official range is 62 miles on a charge.

Full review: 2012 Mitsubishi i electric car

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Details and pricing

As one of the longest-running electric cars on the market, we've had time to gather plenty of details on the i. So whether you want to know the official EPA ratings which makes the i the most efficient car on sale in the U.S, or simply read about the van and sports car concepts, you'll find it in the list below.




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Comments (9)
  1. Well i am waiting for this when, it will come in 2012 in Last Quarter of 2012?
     
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  2. Best estimate at the moment is Fall 2011 to early 2012, so another year at the earliest.
     
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  3. I've had my $300 deposited for a few months now. I don't think they've received 2K reservations yet - have they?
     
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  4. @Anthony and TheGreenAutos, the article states available in Nov. 2011, right? If this is correct (and I understand this is just an estimate), how would "another year at the earliest" be correct? If it arrives in Nov. 2011, that's 2-3 months from now. Or do you mean as a national rollout, perhaps?
    No criticism intended at all, just trying to get this clarified. Partially since my Volt is finally almost ready and I have to decide by Monday if I want it or something else soon. Thanks!
     
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  5. You'll note those comments were posted back in 2010. This particular article is being continually updated, so the comments aren't as new as the most recent content.
     
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  6. I would much rather have a Nissan leaf then this thing. Tesla Model S is the pick of the litter but at $57,000 or $49,500 with the Federal tax credit.
     
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  7. I have driven the Mitsubishi i, and we own the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt and will take delivery of a Tesla S mid-2013, but had the Mitsubishi i been available at the same time as the Leaf....I think the Mitsu is the better "value" for a second/city car/commuter car. With all the incentives the Mitsu can be in one's garage for under $20k, and it is a no-frills functional transporter, as eco as one can get. IMHO, of course.
     
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  8. Your blog about Mitsubishi "i" electric car is informative. It has many nice features , good mileage, high quality driving etc . People love Mitsubishi and customer are getting many facility from Mitsubishi Companies. I have bought Mitsubishi pajero . I really enjoy to drive this car.
     
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  9. I leased an i recently knowing the pros and cons and love it so far. Yes, it's a quirky little machine that requires the user fit within certain criteria, but the small size, back seat, very low cost, odd/cute look, high efficiency and minimalist features are all immensely appealing features. Personally, I find the US norm of busy "cockpits" much too distracting. The charge time even with 110V works for me, because I'm a bicycle commuter on my 20-mile round trip to work when weather allows, so the i works great, even if I don't charge every night. Kids are big, so no shuttling to do, groceries are close by. So this is a great fit for me. I'm concerned that at the end of my lease I might have to give it back!
     
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