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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 i-MiEV rallies in WAVE 2014 as support vehicle
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    Hey, we found somebody willing to drive a new Mitsubishi i-MiEV over 1,000 miles. The little-bitty four-seat electric vehicle will be used on the other side of the Pond as a support vehicle in the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) road rally through the Swiss Alps this spring. Brian Orr from EV Matters Ltd. made the purchase, as he'll be providing ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi turning Montero into crossover, Outlander Sport may get PHEV variant
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    Mitsubishi is getting more and more forthcoming about its plans for the US market. Among the tidbits revealed during a chat with Edmunds at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, MMNA Executive Vice President Don Swearingen said that "We are committed to huge investments in capital as well as huge investments in R&D." The marquee product of that investment could ...

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    $99/month EV lease deals still out there, in some places
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    Has the electric-vehicle market really gotten to the point where folks can take out a lease for less than C-note per month? Yes, if you're interested in a Mitsubishi i of Smart ForTwo EV, Plug In Cars has found. As Mitsubishi prepares to bring in the 2015 model-year version of the i, it's unloading some of the 2013s for as little as $69 a month in some ...

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    August 2013: Everything's Coming Up Green Edition
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    After plateauing earlier this year, US green car sales are settling into a steady pattern of chalking up year-over-year increases in the 30 percent to 50 percent range. Last month, Toyota and Ford both sold their hybrids to a broader range of customers. Plug-in vehicle sales also received a boost after the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, Nissan ...

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    First Drive: 2015 BMW i8 Prototype
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    M Meets Edison The real telling moment for the new BMW i division will be seeing how the recently tested 2014 i3 sells in its various markets, since that is the car that changes how we perceive our expectations of the brand. But this 2015 BMW i8 green supercar has all the earmarks of a slam-dunk project, we just needed to drive it and make sure for ...

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    All quiet on the Mitsubishi plug-in vehicle front
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    Two years ago, it looked like Mitsubishi was ready to have a noticeable presence in plug-in electric vehicles. After all, the all-electric i (also known as the i-MiEV in Japan, where it has been sold since 2009) was considered cute and fun to drive. It wasn't cheap, but at that time it was priced lower than the Nissan Leaf and qualified for incentives. ...

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    Official: The 100,000th EV sold in the US is... a Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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    The news here isn't that 100,000 EVs have been sold in the US, although that's quite the accomplishment. It's that the 100,000th car is a Mitsubishi i-MiEV – a car that takes nearly a full day to recharge on a standard outlet and can only travel about 62 miles per charge (according to the car's Monroney). Jabs at the Mitsubishi aside, the fact that ...

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    Plug In America declares 100,000th sold in US an i-MiEV in Alabama
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    In a booming auto market, where the US is on track to sell upwards of 15 million new cars this year, moving 100,000 over two-and-a-half years sure sounds like the proverbial drop in the bucket. But, when all of those 100,000 cars come with a plug, something that hasn't been commonly seen in a hundred years, then it's worth celebrating. And that's just ...

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    Pikes Peak results show EV prowess in record-setting year
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    With a newly paved path up the mountain, it's no surprise the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb finished with some new records in the books. Overall winner Sébastien Loeb had an impressive record-setting time of 8:13.878, but the electric class didn't disappoint, either. After all, EVs have the potential to outperform their gas-powered ...

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    50 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs coming to Bay Area fleets
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    "Do you know the way to San Jose?" Dionne Warwick famously crooned. Well Mitsubishi sure does. The Japanese automaker got some much-needed movement on sales of its all-electric i (known overseas as the i-MiEV) by cutting lease deal for 50 of the EVs for a quartet of San Francisco Bay Area city governments. San Jose is getting 38 of the EVs, while the ...

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    Mitsubishi recalls more than 4,300 plug-ins in Japan
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    It's official: Mitsubishi has recalled more than 4,300 plug-in vehicles, almost all of which are Outlander Plug-in Hybrids, because of battery issues, Automotive News says. Mitsubishi stopped production of the Outlander PHEV and the i-MiEV battery-electric in March because of a melted battery at a Yokohama dealership. The automaker has since found that ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi confirms pair of MiEV Evolution II electric racecars for Pikes Peak
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    Preparing for next month's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Mitsubishi – the presenting sponsor of this year's PPIHC – has unveiled its entrant for the race: the all-electric MiEV Evolution II. Building off last year's MiEV-inspired entrant, the Evolution II has received numerous improvements, including a more powerful electric drive ...

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    Mitsubishi brings back $10,000 rebate on i-MiEV electric vehicle *UPDATE
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    With US monthly sale figures headed back towards the double-digit range, Mitsubishi is once again trying to goose sales of its i electric vehicle (also known as the i-MiEV) with some heavy-duty rebates. The Japanese automaker enacted a $10,000 rebate towards the end of last month and is apparently doing so again, this time offering the rebate until the ...

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    Mitsubishi only sold 127 i electric cars in April despite $10,000 dealer incentive
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    It's a classic car dealer move: offer extra special deals as the monthly calendar winds down and, presto, you've boosted your sales totals. When it comes to the 2012 Mitsubishi i (the current model), something needed to be done, since Mitsubishi only sold 31 examples in March. Towards the end of April, Mitsubishi offered an eye-popping $10,000 in dealer ...

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    Mitsubishi finds cause of plug-in battery problems, will recall and fix soon
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    Mitsubishi has found the cause of lithium-ion battery problems that caused the Japanese automaker to halt production on its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid in Japan last month. The batteries, which are made by Lithium Energy Japan, are short circuiting from a screening process that infected the batteries with contaminants. That screening process has been ...

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    Mitsubishi halts production of i-MiEV, Outlander PHEV after two plug-in car fires
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    Last week was a rough one for Mitsubishi and its efforts to broaden its appeal among potential plug-in vehicle buyers. Two fires caused the Japanese automaker to halt production of both the Outlander plug-in hybrid and a version of the all-electric i-MiEV. The two separate incidents – both in Japan – involved plug-in vehicle battery-pack fires ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi previews diesel hybrid pickup concept, next-gen EV for Geneva
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    Mitsubishi has a long history of tidy little pickup trucks, and the Japanese automaker is apparently looking to extend that heritage in a bolder, bigger way with the Concept GR-HEV, a "sport utility hybrid truck." The future-think show star, slated to be unveiled at next month's Geneva Motor Show, is actually tipped to be a much larger effort – ...

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    Mitsubishi recalling 14,700 i-MiEV, iON, C-Zero electric vehicles [UPDATE]
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    In what is likely the largest EV recall ever, Mitsubishi is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles worldwide because of a braking issue, Reuters reports. Of the recalled vehicles, about 12,300 are i-MiEVs while 2,400 are Minicab-MiEVs. About 9,000 vehicles are in Europe, and some are badged as PSA Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero models, says Reuters. ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports: Ford Fusion fun but flawed; Mitsubishi i-MiEV slow, chintzy [w/videos]
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    Waiting for a Ford compliment from Consumer Reports these days is like waiting for a low-cost new product from Apple. So we weren't really expecting a glowing review of the 2013 Ford Fusion when CR got its hands on the car. The institute's crew bought three different versions of the Fusion (Hybrid, 1.6-liter EcoBoost and a Titanium with the 2.0-liter ...

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    Mitsubishi i available for just $69 a month in this outrageous lease
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    O'Brien Mitsubishi, based in Normal, IL, is offering something way outside the norm: an absurdly low lease price – the cheapest we've ever seen – for on an electric vehicle. AutoblogGreen reader Josh K. could hardly believe what he saw when driving by a rotating banner advertising the a Mitsubishi i-MiEV recently: $69 a month for 24 months. ...

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