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How low can Mitsubishi go? In March, the Japanese company took $6,700 off of the price of the electric i-MiEV in Japan, partially in response to Nissan's low price of $32,780 for the Leaf electric vehicle (EV). Mitsubishi also announced a sub-$30,000 target for its i-MiEV in the U.S. Mitsubishi's plan to bring the electric jellybean to the UK is also much more in line with the recent price drops than the original price (in Japan) of around f $48,800. What Car? is reporting that the EV will go on sale January 1, 2011 with a price tag that reads £28,990 ($45,256 U.S. at current exchange rates), and that can be reduced further with a £5,000 ($7,800 U.S.) incentive from the government for a final total of £23,990 ($37,450 U.S.). Earlier this year, Mitsubishi had said the i-MiEV would cost £38,699 ($60,413 U.S.).

Autocar also says the i-MiEV's specifications include:
  • All-round electric windows
  • Central door locking with keyless entry
  • Driver's and front passenger's front airbags
  • Side and curtain air bags
  • Heated driver's seat and wing mirrors
  • CD player
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Headlamp levelling device
  • Battery remaining indicator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
The i-MiEV's batteries and powertrain components will also have a five-year, 62,500-mile warranty.

[Source: What Car?]

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