';

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

  • 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

    The Mitsubishi i-MiEV 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. Once simply known as the Mitsubishi 'i', the tiny egg-shaped electric car, with four doors and four seats, has been on sale for several years now U.S. but has never really sold in high volumes. With a starting price of $23,845 before federal and local incentives (and after Mitsubishi's $850 destination and handling fee), the diminutive i-MiEV is one of the cheapest electric cars available. It also carries an EPA rating of 112 MPG equivalent - only...

  • Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010
    Hertz Says 'We Need More Electric Cars' After Year Of Rentals

    Hertz has now been renting electric and plug-in cars for almost a year, and the company has learned some lessons along the way. Among them: "We need more electric cars!" Specifically, "We've got about 50 electric cars in our fleets now, and we could use another 2,000 to 3,000 if we could just get...

  • 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
    2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car Gets Pre-Sale Price Boost

    Price increases on electric cars seem to be the rule these days. First the 2012 Nissan Leaf got a $2,420 increase (for more standard equipment), then the 2012 Chevrolet Volt got a price reduction that actually proved to be an increase in disguise (comparing similarly equipped models). Not wanting...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Full Electric Car Preview

    We thought the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was one of the best ever for electric cars and green vehicles, but the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, starting in less than a week, is shaping up to be even better. We'll be covering the show in-depth next week, but in the meantime we've rounded up all the electric...

  • Top Gear Stage Another Electric Car Stunt
    Top Gear Tests Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iOn: A Fair Assessment?

    It's the episode electric car enthusiasts have been itching to see- and now the guys at BBC motoring show Top Gear have tested two electric cars to see whether they make any sense for the car buying public. Now we already know that Top Gear hasn't had the greatest history with electric cars. First...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i electric car x-ray image

    Here's a view of a car you've probably not seen before, though it may be familiar to you if you've ever been in the hospital. The image above shows the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle after an X-ray scan, allowing you to see many of the vehicle's key components. X-rays pass cleanly through fabrics, plastics and thin sheets of metal such as the vehicle's roof, allowing you to see the denser objects below. You can't fail to notice the i's major electrical components. The big blue rectangle sitting in the center of the vehicle between the chassis rails is the Lithium-ion battery pack. It's...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i
    Mitsubishi Adds Electric-Car Models: One's Cheaper, One Goes Further

    Mitsubishi Motors has played the next move in the growing global electric car war by announcing that it will offer three different versions of its popular four-seat electric car. Much like the 2012 Tesla Model S Sedan, the only major difference between the three grades of car will be the size of...

  • Nissan Leaf 'polar bear' ad
    Advertising Electric Cars: What To Make Of Leaf vs. Volt Spat?

    For the first time in 80 years or so, major automakers are building and selling plug-in electric cars in the U.S. How are they letting people know about their new cars? Advertising, of course. Our colleague Richard Read looked at four electric-car TV ads, analyzing what made them work and what...

  • Nissan Leaf 'polar bear' ad
    Volt, Leaf, And The Rest: How Automakers Pitch Electric Cars

    We don't envy the makers of electric cars. They have to deliver vehicles that look as great as their gas-powered counterparts, and they have to explain those vehicles, too -- how they work, battery range, and so on. They've got a long, tough battle to win over consumers. But while we wouldn't...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Mitsubishi Prices 2012 'i' Electric Car At $27,990 Before Tax Breaks

    Driving electric just got cheaper, as Mitsubishi announced that its 2012 'i' electric car would be priced at just $27,990 before incentives when deliveries begin in California next January. That makes the 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' the least expensive plug-in car on sale in the U.S. market. It qualifies...

  • sketch of wider, U.S.-specification 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    Mitsubishi i EV To Be Orderable On the Web In 90 Days

    AllSmallCars.com has been following the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, now know to the U.S. market as only “i,” for a couple of years now. However, it seemed as though the eagerness had cooled off when Nissan beat Mitsubishi to the punch by releasing its longer range and larger Leaf electric...

  • Mitsubishi - Best Buy

    If you haven't been keeping an eye on Best Buy, you may have been stunned by their recent announcements at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). First, on January 6, Best Buy announced that it will offer General Motors' OnStar system (conveniently packaged within a rear-view mirror) through its stores and website. GM also showed a prototype of an upcoming OnStar system using the Verizon 4G network, which Best Buy may eventually support, as it currently provides in-store set-up services for Verizon cellphones. Then, the next day, Best Buy announces that it will offer...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture
    Electric Cars And Safety: Crashing For Your Reassurance

    Range is one of those recurring talking points with electric cars, used by EV critics whenever they want a cheap shot. Keen to make sure safety doesn't become another, the manufacturers are fighting back by proving their electric cars can be just as safe as their gasoline counterparts. Mitsubishi...

  • Mitsubishi PX-MiEV concept crossover, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Mitsubishi Launching Eight New Electrified Cars By 2015

    Later this year Mitsubishi’s battery-powered i-MiEV will finally go on sale in the U.S., having already gone on sale in Europe and Japan and making an appearence at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show last November. However, it’s hard to get excited over Mitsubishi’s zero-emission...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture
    Big Crash, Small Electric Car: 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Barrier Test

    It's both true and not-so-true: Small cars are dangerous in a crash. It's true, in that the laws of physics indicate a heavier object will have more momentum than a lighter object when they collide, meaning the small one gets displaced. But it's not so true if you're looking at absolute levels of...

  • 2011 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, E.U. spec
    2012 Mitsubishi i To Go On Sale Across Europe

    The U.S. EV market will become wider next year with the appearance of the 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, itself wider than those available across international markets. Early reports suggested the American market wouldn't take well to the original's Japanese kei-car dimensions and relatively low...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car - front - December 2008
    Are Electric Cars Coming to Your Dealer? It Depends Who You Ask

    What happens when you take a single electric car and distribute it through three different dealers in the same city? On paper we’d assume that three dealers vying for customers looking to buy the 2011 Mitsubishi i would breed healthy competition, lower prices and excellent deals...

  • U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

    A few months ago we reported that the diminutive Think City had snatched the top spot as the world’s best-selling city EV with over 2,500 vehicles now on the road. But that claim is now dwarfed by Mitsubishi, which last week celebrated the 5,000th i-Miev electric car to roll off its Japanese production line - and it hasn’t even started to sell the car in Europe or North America. The i-Miev is a Japanese four-seat electric car capable of an electronically limited 80 miles per hour along with a range of up to 80 miles. In production since 2009, the original Japanese model has...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Mitsubishi Achieves 5000 Units Of the i-MiEV

    The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been a vehicle on the AllSmallCars.com radar for quite a while now. We have reported on royalty driving it, different driving reviews and most recently the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the little four-seater vehicle will be coming to the U.S. as an...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2012 Mitsubishi Electric Mini Car Confirmed To Come To U.S.

    Mitsubishi has been working on electric vehicle (EV) technology for quite a while and for there efforts are credited with the first electric car sold to be sold in volume globally. That achievement was set over 12 months ago, but Mitsubishi hasn’t stopped working. For those unfamiliar, we are...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2012 Mitsubishi 'i', Urban Electric Car: Blessing Or Curse?

    After several years of taunting and many months of speculation, the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show is finally the venue chosen for Mitsubishi to show off their U.S.-specification 'i' electric car to an expecting public. We've featured the Japanese-spec 'i' several times, as the company has shipped...

  • 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...

News First Drives Electric Cars Hybrids Guides Green Life