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  • Mitsubishi i Delivery in Hawaii

    Look back a year, and you’ll probably remember the hype surrounding the first 2011 Nissan Leafs and 2011 Chevrolet Volts to be delivered to retail customers in the U.S. For the 350 or so lucky Volt and 10 Leaf owners, it meant they were among the pioneers: the first people to own one of a new wave of mass-produced electric cars. Now it’s the turn of Mitsubishi, which is trickling out 2012 Mitsubishi i cars in select states. Earlier this month, the first production 2012 Mitsubishi i was delivered to City CarShare - a 10-year-old nonprofit car-sharing service based in San Francisco...

  • Mitsubishi PX-MiEV concept crossover, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Mitsubishi Switches On: 6 More Plug-in Electric Cars by 2015

    In case you didn’t know, Mitsubishi is in the midst of a dramatic corporate change of direction. While it may be more known for its pickup trucks, SUVs and rally cars, the automaker is planning to build on the success of its 2011 i-Miev electric car by unveiling at least six more plug-in...

  • 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 at quick charging station
    Electronics Stores: The Future Electric Car Showroom?

    Are electric cars appliances? They plug in, use electricity and certainly have more computers in them than most consumers have in their entire home. But should they be sold in conventional car dealerships or somewhere else? Japanese retail chain Yamada Denki has tried to answer both questions, by...

  • U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    World's Two Top Electric-Car Makers Agree to Cooperate

    You may not realise it, but automakers often work together on shared projects, vehicles or technology improvements. But when the top two electric car makers in the world agree to work together, even we find that interesting. Enter Mitsubishi and Nissan. Both poised to start selling their own...

  • 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...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt

    One of the biggest motoring events of the year is just around the corner - the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Manufacturers will be out in force with the best of their product lineup and a combination of glitzy stands and glitzy girls to make the metal seem that little bit more appealing. What we're interested in though are the electric cars being shown off to the public, so here is our run-down of the five cars we think you should spend the most time checking out at the show. 2011 Nissan Leaf If you've not heard of Nissan's Leaf by this point we might politely suggest you emerge from underneath...

  • 2011 Tesla 2.5 RHD
    Sports Cars, City Runabouts Electrify 2010 Bridgestone Eco-Rally

    The small, seaside town of Brighton UK, some 50 miles south of London, has often been the destination for many a weary Londoner keen to take in its pebbled beaches, kitsch souvenir shops and traditional fish and chip suppers. But today it wasn't sticks of sweet sugary ‘seaside rock' candy cane or...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car - front - December 2008
    Mitsubishi to slash 30% from 2011 i-Miev price, closes price gap on Nissan and Chevrolet.

    What happens when you're the first mainstream automaker to bring an EV to market after an eight-year absence of highway-capable, mass-produced EVs? Accolades a-plenty, lots of media attention and test-programmes worldwide. But what do you do when rival companies bring out a more versatile, more...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station
    Electric Vehicle Range, In the Real World: What You Need to Know

    At the moment, drivers of cars from the  2011 Mitsubishi i-MiEV to the 2010 Mini E are struggling to achieve the official mileage-range figures. So far, only Tesla's 2010 Roadster seems to be able to deliver on its range promises, and that's just when driven conservatively. Why are we hearing so...

  • President Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton: Feds Should Subsidize Buyers' Switch to Electric Cars

    Former President Bill Clinton recently visited social network digg.com  for a special Earth Day interview that touched on electric-vehicle policy and legislation. He answered user questions about many ecological and environmental topics--including third-world development and global warming--as...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype, January 2010
    Making EVs is Easy; Making GOOD EVs Is Hard, and Costly

    We're now well and truly on the road to plug-in vehicle nirvana, with the 2011 Nissan Leaf, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and various other plug-in and electric vehicles due to hit the market within the next couple of years. But there now seem to be hundreds of car companies, enthusiastic business...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car for Geek Squad, 2009 LA Auto Show

    At today's Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi committed to selling an electric car in the U.S. during 2011. The company didn't say what car, but it's likely to be a version or an update of its i-MiEV electric mini-car. While it is struggling in the market, Mitsubishi has a long history of electric car research. It was one of two Japanese makers to put a fully electric car on sale in Japan this summer--the i-MiEV--and it has sold more than 800 in only four months. Geeks driving electric cars The company will partner with Best Buy's Geek Squad unit by providing four i-MiEVs to be driven by the...

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