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RIP Mitsubishi i-MiEV: lowest-range, slowest electric car departs U.S. market

RIP Mitsubishi i-MiEV: lowest-range, slowest electric car departs U.S. market

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car deserves a place in history. It was arguably the first mass-produced modern electric car put on sale, well before the Nissan Leaf arrived in December 2010. Pre-production i-MiEVs were operating in test fleets in Japan as early as 2007, and it was on sale in that... read more

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Daihatsu FC-Deck Concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Green Car Preview

The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is almost upon us. And while the Los Angeles Auto Show might hold more relevance for the U.S. market, Tokyo's offerings can never be discounted... read more November 18, 2013 by


 
Engine bay of Caterham's upcoming entry-level model

Tiny Kei-Car Engine For Iconic Caterham 7 Sports Car

Putting a tiny engine in a hairy-chested sports car doesn't seem like the perfect recipe for fun, but British sports car companies have always been a little... different... read more August 9, 2013 by 3


 
Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Kei Cars: Japan's Tiny (But Often High-Tech) Minicars

You don't need us to tell you that the Japanese car market is about as far-removed from the U.S. market as it's possible to get. Where big trucks still dominate in North... read more June 9, 2013 by 7


 
Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Japan's Tiny 'Kei' Cars Set For Increasing Electrification

Kei-jidosha, or 'Kei cars' are one of our favorite "forbidden fruits" here at Green Car Reports. Strict tax, insurance and parking regulations in Japan result in vehicles... read more December 28, 2012 by 4


 
Honda N One  -  Driven in Japan, 11/2012

Honda N One: Quick Drive

The retro-styled Honda N One, which goes on sale in Japan this month, is super-cute—nodding to the original 1967 Honda N360—and looks perfect for space-confined... read more November 19, 2012 by 5


 
Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Honda Starts Sales Of N-ONE Retro Minicar

If you subscribe to the theory that Honda keeps all its really cool products in its home market of Japan, the announcement that the N-ONE retro-styled minicar has hit the... read more November 1, 2012 by 4


 
Suzuki Wagon R, Japan's highest selling vehicle

Half Of Japan Now Drives High MPG, Low Power Kei Minicars

If there's one thing that illustrates the culture difference between the United States and Japan better than anything else, it's the cars everyone drives. In the U.S, the... read more August 15, 2011 by 1


 
sketch of wider, U.S.-specification 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Wider 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV For U.S. Market: First Sketch

We've been waiting eagerly for more details of the modified U.S.-spec 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car. Now, Mitsubishi has started the long tease. The company tweeted a... read more October 28, 2010 by 4


 

 
 

 
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