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  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    We’ve known about it for many months, but Mitsubishi has finally unveiled the production version of the 2013 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Referred to by Mitsubishi as being a ‘no-compromise’ vehicle, the Outlander PHEV is a series-parallel, full hybrid, crossover SUV, complete with a 12 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, and 2.0-liter gasoline engine. Thanks to twin 60-kilowatt electric motors, one mounted on each axle, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers all-wheel electric drive and an impressive total of 245 foot pounds of torque in...

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, More Details And Photos

    Mitsubishi was one of the first to market with a production electric vehicle with its 'i' city car, and a new plug-in hybrid is set to join it at the Paris Motor Show this month. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is based on the all-new Outlander that debuted at the Moscow Auto Show in July. The...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i, City Island, NY, Aug 2012
    2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Minicar: Drive Report VIDEO!

    We liked the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric minicar we drove last week rather more than we expected. Its main handicap, even in city usage, is its low electric range. We didn't test the car to its limits, and indeed the range indicator may be slightly pessimistic (much safer than being optimistic...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i electric car, New York City, August 2012
    2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Minicar: Driven

    It took a while, but we've finally had a chance to spend time with the smallest plug-in electric car sold in the U.S. The 2012 Mitsubishi i (also known as the i-MiEV) is a battery electric minicar roughly the size of a Mini Cooper. The little hatchback has four doors, four usable seats, and a lot...

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    Mitsubishi ‘i’ Electric Car Recalled For Faulty Airbag System

    This morning, Mitsubishi North America announced an official recall of certain 2012 Mitsubishi i electric cars after it became apparent that there may be an incompatibility between the air bag sensors and the car’s on-board diagnostics system. According to the official recall notice posted on...

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    2012 Mitsubishi i Gets 'Making Of' Program On Discovery Channel

    There's something fascinating about "how it's made"-style programs. Even the most mundane items can seem interesting as they whirr down a production line gaining attributes as they go. When the object is already interesting, like an electric car, that's even more reason to watch. To that end, keep...

  • red 2012 Mitsubishi i

    There might not be many on U.S. roads--less than a thousand in total--but Mitsubishi's 'i' electric car is one of the few all-electric cars on sale at the moment, and has a small, dedicated band of owners only too happy to sing its praises. Someone has to, that's for sure, as reviews for the little electric bubble haven't been overly positive. But what do owners actually think of the car they use day-to-day? What would they keep, and what would they change? We've scoured the owner forums to find a selection of the most common pros and cons for drivers of the 'i'. The range doesn't seem to...

  • Mitsubishi Dignity VIP luxury hybrid sedan
    Mitsubishi's First Hybrid Is...An Infiniti? Yes, In Japan

    The easiest way to make a car is to get someone else to make it for you. That's the ethos Mitsubishi is subscribing to anyway, as it announces the Dignity, a luxury hybrid sedan for its home Japanese market. Rather than designing a luxury hybrid sedan from scratch, the Dignity is actually based on...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE
    2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Quick Drive

    On paper, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sounds like the ideal compact crossover solution for those on a limited budget. It’s small in size, coming in at over a foot shorter than the standard Mitsubishi Outlander, which shaves some 700 pounds off the crossover’s curb weight. Power...

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Mitsubishi Teases Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Coming This Fall

    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...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i  -  First Drive, U.S.-spec MiEV
    Consumer Reports Hates 2012 Mitsubishi I’s Range: Is It Right?

    Mitsubishi’s tiny egg-shaped electric car known as the 2012 Mitsubishi i is currently the cheapest electric car you can buy in the U.S. Starting at $29,125 before incentives, the 2012 Mitsubishi i features seating for four adults, a 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack, and an EPA-approved range of...

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    2012 Mitsubishi i Wants You To Be Free From Electriphobia

    Let’s face it. The U.S. auto industry hasn’t always been very good at advertising the benefits of the electric car. Among them of course, General Motor’s infamous 1996 ad for its EV-1, the cringe-worthy Chevy Volt Dance, the Nissan Leaf Bear Hug ad, and of course, Nissan’s...

  • Electric Odyssey: Citroen C-Zero around the world

    "We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard" So said President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and only seven years later humankind had set foot on the moon. It's a metaphor for human progress, and it's the reason that two French drivers, Xavier and Antonin, are embarking upon their Electric Odyssey around the world not in something big, comfy and all-terrain, but a Citroen C-Zero electric car - otherwise known as the Mitsubishi i. Unlike the Mitsubishi i now sold in the U.S, the C-Zero is...

  • Mitsubishi Electric combined motor and inverter
    Mitsubishi Develops Lighter, Smaller Electric Car Motor

    Weight, we're told, is the enemy of the car. The more of it you have, the more of it you need to overcome. Efficiency takes a turn for the worse, performance suffers, handling becomes less nimble--the problems are many. In electric cars, that makes the job of improving range more difficult. To this...

  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
    2013 Mitsubishi Outlander: Live Photos From Geneva Motor Show

    Aside from its 'i' electric car, Mitsubishi still attempts to cover the smaller sectors of the regular car market. Its new 2013 Outlander crossover, launched this week at the Geneva Motor Show, is one of its main volume models in global markets including the U.S. The all-new Outlander is the first...

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    Mitsubishi MiEV House: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    However efficient combustion engines are getting, they're still more suitable for powering vehicles than they are for powering your house. In that respect, as storers of large amounts of electrical energy, electric cars are more suited to the task, and to prove it, Mitsubishi has brought its "MiEV...

  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
    Mitsubishi Confirms 2013 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid: Geneva Motor Show

    For some time now, it’s been no secret that Mitsubishi has been planning on bringing a plug-in hybrid SUV to market. Now we know it will arrive this year, in the form of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, a car Mitsubishi first promised us back in 2009. The Outlander plug-in hybrid...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i Powers Stop Lights in Japan
    2012 Mitsubishi i Can Power Stop Lights, Keep Traffic Flowing

    We already know that appropriately-equipped electric cars can be used to provide emergency backup power to homes cut off from the electricity grid in a natural disaster, but can they also be used to help a city run as normal? Could they, for example, be used to power stop lights? It’s a...

  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

    Mitsubishi has picked this year's Geneva Motor Show in March to launch its new Outlander SUV. The all-new Outlander takes cues from the PX-MiEV concept seen at recent shows, and Mitsubishi says its fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas figures are among the best in its class. Better still should be the plug-in model, due during the 2012 fiscal year. This will be a plug-in hybrid model rather than an all-electric, similar to the PX-MiEV II concept revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show. The company says that the vehicle will use elements derived from its pre-existing EV technology. The PX-MiEV...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i  -  First Drive, U.S.-spec MiEV
    Mitsubishi "i" Tops Greenest Car List, Edges Out CNG Civic

    There are many reasons to choose an electric vehicle - saving money on gas, to reduce dependency on foreign oil, or maybe simply because you like the way they drive - but one of the main reasons has to be green appeal. To prove the theory, the Mitsubishi i electric car has just topped the American...

  • Peter Rawlinson, previously Tesla VP and chief engineer, now Lucid Motors chief technology officer
    Two Tesla Execs Leave Before 2012 Model S Launch, Stock Falls

    Californian automaker Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] suffered a 19.33 percent drop in share price on Friday last week after it announced two of its key engineers had departed the company months before its 2012 Model S was due to go on sale. Peter Rawlinson, Tesla’s vice president and chief...

  • Google-liveried 2012 Mitsubishi i
    Quick Snap: Google Goes All-Electric In Mitsubishi 'i'

    If you mention internet giant Google and "electric car" in the same sentence, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that the company was working on a car of its own. After all, the company is well-known for its work on autonomous vehicles, with a technology-heavy Prius that's now driven thousands...

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    2012 Mitsubishi i Deliveries Have Started: Have You Seen One Yet?

    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...

  • First Production 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Delivered In San Francisco

    December seems to be the month when new electric-car makers manage to squeak their first deliveries in under the wire. Last year at this time, Nissan delivered its first Leaf electric car in San Francisco on December 12, with the first Chevrolet Volt following on December 18. This year, it's the...

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