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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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    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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    MISC Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    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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    Will they, won't they? Mitsubishi denies plan to partner with LG Chem for advanced li-ion batteries
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    GS Yuasa, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors launched a joint venture (JV) back in 2007 to manufacture lithium-ion batteries for the i-MiEV. Those batteries have been produced and the vehicle, that diminutive i-MiEV, is now available for purchase in some countries. While Mitsubishi's battery-powered plans may have began with the i-MiEV, the ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi could kill off Galant, Eclipse by 2013
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    Things aren't looking good for the Mitsubishi lineup of American-built vehicles. According to AutoWeek, the Japanese automaker is channeling all of its resources into building a new global small car. That means that between now and 2012, we won't be seeing too many updates to the likes of the Galant, Endeavor, Eclipse or Eclipse Spyder. All of those ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi i-MiEV to be upgraded for the U.S.
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    Mitsubishi is getting ready to roll out its electric i-MiEV in the United States, which is expected to arrive in late 2011. When it does land on our shores, it will be larger than its Japanese- and Euro-spec cousins. Gregory Adams, head of marketing and product planning for Mitsubishi Motors North America, states that the changes were required to meet ...

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    Mitsubishi signs MOU to bring i-MiEV to Denmark
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    Mitsubishi has signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning its electric-powered i-MiEV. This time around, the lucky country to sign on with Mitsubishi is none other than Denmark. The Danish government actually approached Mitsubishi, asking the company to take part in the country's drive towards popularizing electric vehicles (EVs). Under ...

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    It's Friday: Electric cars are for Geeks?
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    Electric cars are kinda geeky. At least that seems to be the case in the minds of a sizable percentage of the American populace. That said, electric car fans shouldn't take too much offense at that notion – think cool geek with thick black-rimmed glasses and All Stars. Or, alternatively, think Nerd Herd Geek Squad. Evidence that the roving squad ...

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    Mitsubishi announces UK pricing for i-MiEV, £33,699
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    The Mitsubishi i-MiEV isn't getting any cheaper as availability expands beyond Japan and the next market to get the lil' electric runabout will be the United Kingdom. Including the 17.5 percent value added tax, the i-MiEV will run British buyers a cool £33,699 before a £5,000 government subsidy. That equates to about $50,500 at current ...

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    Mitsubishi announces UK pricing for i-MiEV: £33,699
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    The Mitsubishi i-MiEV isn't getting any cheaper as availability expands beyond Japan. The next market to get the little electric car will be the United Kingdom, and pricing was announced today. Including the 17.5-percent value added tax, the i-MiEV will run British buyers a cool £33,699 before a £5,000 government subsidy. That equates to ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi moving to make more i-MiEVs
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    Just how many Mitsubishi i-MiEVs will be made? Not even Mitsubishi knows, apparently. Whenever we get a reported prediction number, it always goes up a bit later. For example, in the near future (2013), Mitsubishi had been planning to make 20,000 per year but that had been increased to 30,000. For the current fiscal year (2010), the number is going up, ...

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    Consumer Reports suffers range anxiety in a Mitsubishi iMiEV
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    The other day we discussed the estimated electric range of the new PHEV Prius based on standardized test cycles and how real-world numbers are likely to fall well short of the official estimates. In the Prius, though, when the battery runs out of charge, the car can keep on going just like a regular Prius. Unfortunately, the range estimates we are seeing ...

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    REPORT: Mitsubishi launches production of the iMiEV in Japan
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    Mitsubishi has launched series production of its iMiEV electric car at its Okayama, Japan factory. That makes the tri-diamond brand the first major automaker to kick off full scale production of a new EV, though it will be followed by many other automakers over the next two years. The automaker plans to build about 2,000 units through the remainder of ...

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    Mitsubishi launches production of the iMiEV
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    Mitsubishi launched series production of its iMiEV electric car today at its Okayama, Japan factory. Mitsubishi is the first of the major automakers to kick off full scale production of a new EV and will be followed by most other automakers over the next two years. The automaker plans to build about 2,000 units through the remainder of this fiscal year ...

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    Geneva 2009: Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Air streamlines the bubble
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    Mitsubishi revealed the latest iteration of its iMiEV Sport this morning in Geneva, the Sport Air. This year's version is marginally longer (20 mm) and taller for what Mitsubishi describes as a "more technical" look to the car's teardrop shape. While the new concept doesn't look dramatically different, some of the contours are a bit sharper, and solar ...

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    Geneva 2009: Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Air
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    Mitsubishi revealed the latest iteration of its iMiEV Sport this morning in Geneva, the Sport Air. This year's version is marginally longer (20 mm) and taller for what Mitsubishi describes as a "more technical" look to the tear drop shape. While the new concept doesn't look dramatically different, some of the contours are a bit sharper, and solar power ...

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    Geneva Preview: Mitsubishi to show prototype of global iMiEV concept
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    At the Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks, Mitsubishi will be showing a second electric car concept in addition to the iMiEV Sport Air they recently teased. This one is called the Prototype iMiEV concept and at first glance it looks much like the iMiEV that we've been seeing for the past year and a half. Those cars that we've been seeing and test driving ...

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    Mitsubishi focuses development on 'green' cars, plug-in hybrid coming in 2013
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    When the average enthusiast thinks of Mitsubishi, the first thing that jumps to mind is likely the Evolution, but the Japanese automaker's bread is buttered by the sales of large SUVs. This means that profits are pretty tough to come by these days as anything that guzzles gas has rapidly seen itself falling out of favor. In light of this fact, Mitsubishi ...

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