• 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    Mitsubishi is only the second global volume carmaker to sell a plug-in electric car in the U.S., but battery electric minicars like its 2012 'i' won't be a high-volume segment any time soon--if ever. The company sells far more Outlander crossover utilities than 'i' electric cars, so the launch of the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid model at this fall's Paris Motor Show is eagerly anticipated. Now Mitsubishi has teased a few details of that car, releasing a ghosted cutaway drawing of the vehicle's powertrain. It's based on the all-new 2013 Outlander, which will also be offered with a gasoline engine...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station
    DC Fast Charging: Mitsubishi Says You Can Do It Every Day

    The 2012 Mitsubishi i batteries will retain 80 percent of their original charge after ten years—and that includes a consideration that the battery might be frequently quick-charged.

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i  -  First Drive, U.S.-spec MiEV
    2012 Mitsubishi i: First Drive, U.S.-Spec MiEV

    The 2012 Mitsubishi i (what it’s called here) is the most efficient DOT-legal vehicle for sale in the U.S. market, with an official MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) rating of 112.

  • 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Minicar

    It was the first electric car sold in volume anywhere in the world, starting more than a year ago, and now the 2012 Mitsubishi "i" is officially coming to the U.S. market. The U.S. version was unveiled on Thursday at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, though Mitsubishi provided few new details on how...

  • Mitsubishi PX-MiEV concept crossover, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2010 LA Auto Show: Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid SUV For 2013

    Mitsubishi rolled out the tiny "i" electric minicar (nee i-MiEV) during last week’s 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, confirming its eventual sale in the fall of 2011. But all-electric vehicles are just one avenue the Japanese automaker is investigating as it attempts to curb emissions and end the...

  • U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    First Photos: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car, U.S. Version

    First came the sketch, now come the photos. Mitsubishi has released the first official images of the U.S. version of its 2012 i-MiEV electric minicar, just a week before the car is unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The company also released some specifications for the little i-MiEV...

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

    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 sketch this morning that shows a wider, slightly more angular i-MiEV that still preserves the now-familiar shape of the right-hand-drive original. Mitsubishi has to make a number of changes to the diminutive electric kei car to get it past new, tighter NHTSA crash safety rules. The widening is thought to be due in part to structural reinforcements--with the added benefit that it will better accommodate larger, heavier...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
    Nissan Ups Ante With U.K. Factory For 2011 Leaf Electric Car

    Nissan has upped the ante on its bid to become the world's leading electric-car maker, by announcing a third global factory for production of their 2011 Leaf electric car. The small northern U.K. city of Sunderland will become the third site across three continents to be tooled up to build the...

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