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Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know Page 2

 
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Pre-launch information

The biggest pre-launch news was that the U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i would be different from that sold in Japan and Europe--wider, better equipped and more powerful. Meanwhile, the Europeans get the i as a Peugeot and Citroen, too.

 

Safety and technology

Small cars are unsafe, right? Only if you're still living in the 1950s. Nowadays, cars like the Mitsubishi i are thoroughly tested. That means smashing them into barriers. Hard. It's useful too, whether you want to power road signals in a power outage, or supplement your house electricity, as shown in the MiEV House at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

 

In the media, and offbeat

Want people to hear about your product? Promote it! The weirder the better. Whether that means lending one to the Governator, or sending a racing driver up Pikes Peak in one, any publicity is good publicity. Right?...

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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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