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Somewhere, our pal Mike Bumbeck is smiling, because Mitsubishi has produced yet another vehicle worthy of its classic "Super Potential" slogan. No, there's no new-fangled Starion, unfortunately, but there is now an i MiEV police car. Mitsubishi has supplied one of the teensy EVs to the Kanagawa Prefecture police, who will test it through March of next year. Sure, it's not particularly intimidating, but it is (ahem) arrestingly cute. As mentioned at AutoblogGreen, we'd have had that battery pack power a set of on-board tasers, too. Talk about missed opportunities...

[Source: Mitsubishi via AutoblogGreen]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Is can expensive though , ZAP's electric sedan costs about less than half the price of this is.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does it actually go faster than 35 MPH?
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM would do much better with a car like this one, only without the electrical engine than with super costly Volt.

      Good small cars will sell big now, which is what GM dealers need, not some pipe dream vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tata called. They want their Nano back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would have trouble taking this officer seriously.

        • 6 Years Ago
        kinda similar to those nypd mr bean-esque traffic patrol hooptys. most intimidating (not).

        also, anybody kinda get the feeling that the japanese love sticking the word 'super' in front of any word? engrish at work i guess. eg: super potential, super aguri, supra (a stretch). fun fun.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like the cop cars from "Demolition Man"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Should be excellent for high speed bicycle pursuits.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No thanks. I'll take a Suzuki Vitara with The Stinger please.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd be embarrassed to be caught by this...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Then try not to speed through a shopping mall parking lot or a college campus or even a gated community. They'll be the first ones to buy one of these.

        I can remember several years ago a friend of mine got a parking ticket at the local university by a campus police officer in a Cushman. She said that she would have preferred to get a ticket from a cop driving a real police car. She got another ticket for contempt.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Honda Today or the Subaru 360 minipato driven by Officer Miyuki Kobayakawa in You're Under Arrest were cooler.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks about as intimidating as the late Mr. Rogers in a cardigan...I guess it's a step above a ninja Segway...
      • 6 Years Ago
      If a cop tried to pull me over in one of those I'd run. As long as I keep the chase going for 60 miles or so I'd be home free.
        • 6 Years Ago
        As a 'Seminole', can I gather that you speak with some authority of skirting the law? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

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