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Review: 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (JDM)

A Bubbly EV For The Road Ahead There's an interesting realization that occurs when you drive an electric car. After all, EVs act just like normal vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, they're just a bit quieter and you can't drive for great distances at a time. But as you travel along in an EV, you pass by gas station after gas station and it finally sets in – your car has rendered the fuel pump obsolete. Gas stations to EV owners are nothing more than places to buy cheap coffee and cigarettes. As we work to further saturate our automotive landscape with... Read More

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    Mitsubishi turns to Facebook to promote electric i
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    What's the logical way to advertise an egg-shaped, rather odd-looking electric vehicle on a tight budget? On Facebook, of course. For Mitsubishi Motors' bargain-priced electric i, social media sites are ideal to spread the word. Greg Adams, Mitsubishi's vice-president of marketing and product planning, told Automotive News (sub. req.) that more than half ...

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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV lineup expands for 2012 with cheaper "M" and extended-range "G"
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    Mitsubishi Motors has announced the launch of two revised versions of its electric i-MiEV for 2012, slashing the price on one and extending the range on the other to appeal to a wider swath of potential buyers of zero-emissions vehicles. One of the revised 2012 i-MiEVs, dubbed the M, boasts a sticker price of 2.60 million yen ($32,084 U.S. at the current ...

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    Mitsubishi lops $15,000 off price of 2012 i-MiEV in Australia
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    Mitsubishi Motors Australia has announced the price of its 2012 i-MiEV and it's a shocker. At $48,800 Australian ($51,444 U.S. at the current exchange rate), the 2012 i-MiEV is $14,977 less than the outgoing 2011 model. Now that's one heck of a discount (some simple math shows that the discount is 22.5 percent). The 2012 i-MiEV will launch in Australia ...

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    Mitsubishi selects Toshiba SCiB battery to power i-MiEV, Minicab MiEV
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    Mitsubishi has turned to Toshiba's proprietary lithium titanate oxide SCiB battery technology to power its electric i-MiEV and Minicab MiEV, leaving behind the i-MiEV's GS Yuasa LIM series batteries. Toshiba developed SCiB to meet a series of demanding performance and safety criteria. By successfully employing lithium titanate oxide in the anode, Toshiba ...

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    Mitsubishi signs electric vehicle deal with Taiwan
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    Mitsubishi Motors Japan has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Motors, Mitsubishi Corporation Taiwan and the Hsinchu County government in the island nation's northwestern region. The main focus of the MoU is to promote the use of plug-in vehicles in Taiwan. To that end, the Hsinchu County government will deploy ...

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    Hydro-Quebec hands over 15 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to suburban Montreal businesses
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    Recently, Hydro-Québec handed over the keys to 15 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs that were delivered to the Boucherville businesses that will take part in the second phase of Canada's grandest electric vehicle trial. Thierry Vandal, president and chief executive officer of Hydro-Québec, notes that: Coordinated by Hydro-Québec, the on-road ...

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    Electric vehicles come to the rescue in Japan
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    The massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th has, in some ways, crippled the nation. But with massive relief efforts underway, the country will eventually recover from this disastrous mess. Surprisingly, electric vehicles have aided relief efforts in Japan during this period of recovery. Recently, New York Times reporter, Ken ...

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    Hertz offering Mitsubishi i-MiEV rentals in UK
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    Hertz Rent-a-Car has added two plug-in Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to its fleet of vehicles in London and intends to add more of the pocket-sized electric vehicles across the UK later this year. The battery-powered hatchbacks are offered as rental vehicles to Connect by Hertz members and will be supported by 16 Hertz-installed quick-charge stations located in and ...

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    Michael Boxwell's The 2011 Electric Car Guide now available
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    The 2011 Electric Car Guide, written by Michael Boxwell – a man with years of day-to-day experience behind the wheel of battery-powered vehicles – is now available for purchase in both eBook and paperback format. If you're new to plug-in vehicles, you've undoubtedly got questions about them, right? Are electric cars eco-friendly? What's it ...

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    Mitsubishi: Longer, wider i has better "highway manners" than i-MiEV
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    It was obvious, when Mitsubishi unveiled the U.S.-market battery-powered i at the 2010 LA Auto Show, that the new car was longer and wider than the original i-MiEV. The i's added length was needed, at least in part, to make the vehicle comply with U.S. safety regulations. As Maurice Durand, manager of product communications for Mitsubishi Motors North ...

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    Mitsubishi to supply Estonia with 507 i-MiEVs, 250 quick-charge stations
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    The Republic of Estonia aims to lead the world in terms of plug-in vehicles per capita and has kicked off its drive to the top by inking a deal that will have Mitsubishi shipping 507 i-MiEVs over to the northern European state by March of 2012. In addition, Estonia will install approximately 250 quick-charge stations, allowing most battery-powered cars ...

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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV now on sale in Costa Rica
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    On February 25th, Mitsubishi Motors wheeled out a single battery-powered i-MiEV to celebrate the launch of its electric hatch in the Republic of Costa Rica. Sales of Mitsubishi's battery-powered vehicle will initially be restricted to fleet customers, but by offering the i-MiEV in Costa Rica, the Japanese automaker can officially claim that sales have ...

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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV crash tested by NCAP, earns 4-star rating [w/video]
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    Since its launch in Japan in July of 2009, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has emerged as one of the best-selling electric vehicles (EVs) on the market. That's probably why it's now available in 15 European countries. Just days ago, the egg-shaped i-MiEV became the first battery-powered car to undergo crash testing conducted by the Euro NCAP. So, how did the ...

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    1,000 Mitsubishi "i"s headed to Bloomington-Normal, IL by 2014
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    Japanese automaker Mitsubishi manufactures vehicles at a facility in the central Illinois town of Normal. In fact, the automaker officially confirmed that it will transfer production of its Outlander Sport from Japan to Normal, joining the Galant, Endeavor and Eclipse that currently run down the Illinois site's assembly line. Aside from manufacturing ...

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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV headed to Russia
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    Mitsubishi's electric i-MiEV is either on sale, or will soon be available in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, the UK and 14 other European countries. In addition, the Japanese automaker expects to begin shipping the i-MiEV to Finland, Serbia, Turkey and Slovenia in "the near future." Now, it's time to add Russia to the ever-growing list of countries with ...

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    First photos of U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV revealed ahead of LA debut
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    We first saw sketches of what Mitsubishi's i-MiEV might look like when it arrives in the United States, and now we have the first official images a week before the car's public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Sure, the production-ready i-MiEV you see here loses many of the aggressive-looking elements of the preview sketch, but Mitsubishi has indeed ...

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    First photos of U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV revealed ahead of LA debut
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    We first saw sketches of what Mitsubishi's i-MiEV might look like when it arrives in the United States, and now we have the first official images a week before the car's public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Sure, the production-ready i-MiEV you see here loses many of the aggressive-looking elements of the preview sketch, but Mitsubishi has indeed ...

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    Are you the U.S. widebody Mitsubishi i-MiEV?
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    Mitsubishi will be launching its all-electric i-MiEV in the United States next year, though it will be substantially updated from the current model sold overseas. In addition to a slightly wider shape, we can expect better interior amenities with more creature comforts and a higher level of fit and finish. We've stumbled upon one of Mitsubishi's ...

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    Are you the U.S. widebody Mitsubishi i-MiEV?
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    Mitsubishi will be launching its all-electric i-MiEV in the United States next year, though it will be substantially updated from the current model sold overseas. In addition to a slightly wider shape, we can expect better interior amenities with more creature comforts and a higher level of fit and finish. We've stumbled upon one of Mitsubishi's ...

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    Review: 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (JDM)
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    A Bubbly EV For The Road Ahead There's an interesting realization that occurs when you drive an electric car. After all, EVs act just like normal vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, they're just a bit quieter and you can't drive for great distances at a time. But as you travel along in an EV, you pass by gas station after gas station and ...

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