Mitsubishi News

  • Top Gear Stage Another Electric Car Stunt

    It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that the team behind BBC’s Top Gear really don’t like electric cars. Everything from the humble G-Wiz through to the mighty Tesla Roadster and the fresh-faced Nissan Leaf have fallen foul of their comical but factually inept portrayal of electric cars. But the latest video Top Gear video, exclusively leaked on Internet video site Youtube shows just what happened when its presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May were let loose in London in two electric cars boxes. Cue flattened batteries, a quest to charge in and the usual Top Gear...

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    Mitsubishi Turns 2012 ‘i’ into Portable Emergency Power Station

    Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) isn’t a new concept, and is the name given to technology which gives plug-in vehicles the ability to feed power stored in their battery packs back to the utility company at points of peak electrical demand. But we’ve yet to see the technology being implemented in...

  • Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
    Top Gear: Doing Another Silly, Deceptive Electric-Car Stunt?

    Uh oh, here we go again. Or not? The crew of the British car show Top Gear have been spotted in the British town of Lincoln, traveling in a pair of electric cars, the 2011 Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot iOn (which will be sold in the States as the 2012 Mitsubishi 'i'). Hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE
    Total Eclipse: Mitsubishi Ends Eclipse Production with 2012 Model

    If you ask people what Mitsubishi sports car is most memorable it wouldn’t be a surprise if they answered Mitsubishi Eclipse. In fact, the Mitsubishi Eclipse began its production in the U.S. back in 1989 as the replacement to the Starion coupe. The Eclipse quickly got the reputation for being...

  • 2011 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, E.U. spec
    Mitsubishi ‘i’, Chevrolet Volt or Nissan Leaf? We Compare the Basics

    As our sister site GreenCarReports covered last week, the online pre-ordering process is now live for the 2012 Mitsubishi ‘i’, with the car due to hit the roads of California in January 2012. The 2012 Mitsubishi ‘i’ is now the third all-electric car from a major automaker to...

  • U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    2011 New York Auto Show: Mitsubishi i Arrives In November For Cheaper Than LEAF

    This week at the 2011 New York Auto Show Mitsubishi had some pretty interesting announcements for the zero emission market. The first answers our question of when we will see the Mitsubishi i arrive in the U.S.—November 2011 to be exact. The second regards how much the Mitsubishi i will set...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

    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 for a $7,500 Federal income-tax credit, plus a host of state, local, and corporate incentives. The new pricing puts significant pressure on Toyota, which had vowed that its 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid would be the lowest-priced plug-in sold in the States when it goes on sale by June 2012. Interested...

  • Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint
    Earth Day: Coulomb Offers Free Electric Car Charging Passes

    If you’re an electric car owner living within the many hundreds of publicly available electric vehicle charging stations installed by Coulomb Technologies then you may be interested in what the infrastructure company has planned to celebrate Earth Day 2011. As part of the celebrations...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - charging point
    Washington's I-5 To Become America's First "Electric Highway"

    Construction workers digging a hole at a rest stop doesn't sound like something that would be of interest to electric-car owners. But the end result of their efforts might be. This is because work has begun in preparing Washington stretch of the I5 to become an "Electric highway". Whilst this...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station
    Level 3 Quick Charging For Your Electric Car: How It Works

    The formal name for what many of us more casually call “Level 3” charging is CHAdeMo, which is the only currently installed standard to reduce electric-car charging time for an 80-percent charge to less than an hour. The CHAdeMo interface is an option on the 2011 Nissan Leaf; on that...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Delay 2011 Leaf Production (UPDATED)

    Nissan has announced that as a consequence of Friday's devastating 9.0 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan production at all of its factories will remain halted until it has fully assessed the damage sustained to its factories, equipment and parts suppliers. Although Nissan's factories have been spared...

  • 2011 Mazda Mazda2
    8.9 Earthquake Spares Small Car Manufacturing Plants in Japan

    As the full effects of last week’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake are still sinking in there has been questions in the automotive industry as to whether Japanese car manufacturers would be affected. Now there are bound to be some issues especially considering the damage to the nuclear power plant...

  • 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    You might have seen our coverage earlier this week on “EV Killed the EVO Star: Mitsubishi Kills the EVO.” It seemed like an appropriate play on words and even more appropriate is the response. Yes, that would be denial and redirection. Mitsubishi was quick to post on its Facebook page a response to the reports that the EVO would be dead after this model year. So the update—it won’t be dead until next model year or 2013 for those keeping track. Okay, okay, so it isn’t necessarily that it will be dead, but it might just change. The company is “considering not...

  • 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
    Anti-Hybrid Cause Launched To Keep Next Mitsubishi Evo 'Pure'

    Democracy can be a messy and ugly thing to watch in practice. Especially when it's being pointed toward carmakers, which aren't often the subject of mass protests pointed toward their future product lines. This morning, we received an e-mail with a link to a Causes page urging Mitsubishi not to...

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
    EV Killed the EVO Star: Mitsubishi Kills the EVO

    In a move that is sure to upset the loyal Rally and Racing fans that have embraced the last couple of generations of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, reports surfaced today that the company will discontinue the vehicle. According to Autocar UK, Mitsubishi’s global product director told Matt...

  • 2011 Mitsubishi Concept Global Small
    New Model Based On Mitsubishi e-compact Electric Concept Confirmed For U.S.

    Mitsubishi is currently working on a new global small car positioned below its Colt hatchback and scheduled to enter production at a newly erected plant in Thailand in March of 2012. We first heard about the project late last year but at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show the Japanese...

  • 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...

  • U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    Mitsubishi to Shortly Open Pre-Order for 2012 i Electric Car

    While Nissan and Chevrolet have slogged it out to become the champion of the plug-in vehicle sales in the U.S., Mitsubishi Motors is gearing up to join in the fight, with the imminent launch of a new customer reservation website for its 2012 Mitsubishi i. A fatter, wider version of the 2011...

  • 2011 Mitsubishi i-Miev EuroNCAP Test

    It may be getting a complete redesign for the U.S. market, but the european version of Mitsubishi’s i electric car has obtained 4 out of a possible 5 stars in the european-wide car safety tests. In results announced yesterday by the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) the sub-compact four seat electric car known as the Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn in Europe performed well in some areas but not in others, missing out on the coveted 5 star rating. Running the full gamut of tests which test everything from frontal impact and car to car side impact through to...

  • U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    Mitsubishi Picks Central Illinois For Initial Tests Of ‘i’ Electric Car

    Mitsubishi was one of the first major automakers to announce plans for a mass-produced electric car and even had a working prototype out testing as far back as 2008 in the form of the first generation i-MiEV. Since then the i-MiEV has gone through a series of redesigns until finally being launched...

  • Mitsubishi - Best Buy
    Best Buy Adds Onstar, Electric-Car Chargers; Are Cars Next?

    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...

  • 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 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...

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