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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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    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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    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, USC partner on smart grid study with 12 i electric vehicles
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    Trying to do its part to enhance both the smart grid and public safety, Mitsubishi announced last week it will support a smart grid demo project at the University of Southern California (USC) and its Viterbi School of Engineering. Mitsubishi will provide USC with 12 all-electric i vehicles to be used on campus and around the LA basin. Part of the ...

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    BMW i8 Spyder pops the top on future mobility
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    BMW i, the sub-brand within BMW with its eye towards the future of mobility, has unveiled its third concept, the i8 Spyder. Based on the i8 coupe that debuted last year alongside the i3 city car, the i8 Spyder is at once an obvious followup, but also appears to be a couple of steps closer to the production models that will eventually go on sale to the ...

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    Official: BMW i8 Spyder pops the top on future mobility
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    BMW i, the sub-brand within BMW with its eye towards the future of mobility, has unveiled its third concept, the i8 Spyder. Based on the i8 coupe that debuted last year alongside the i3 city car, the i8 Spyder is at once an obvious followup, but also appears to be a couple of steps closer to the production models that will eventually go on sale to the ...

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    Green Car of the Year Award finalists include diesel, hybrid, natural gas, electric
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    2008: Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2009: Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2010: Audi A3 TDI 2011: Chevrolet Volt (pictured) Those are the past winners of the Green Car of the Year award, given out each year at the LA Auto Show by Green Car Journal. The five finalists for the 2012 award were announced today and there are four different powertrains among ...

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    New York 2011: Mitsubishi sets price of all-electric i at $27,990, accepting deposits via PayPal *UPDATE
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    Some bits of good news come with a head scratcher. At the New York Auto Show today, Mitsubishi announced that the all-electric i will start at just $27,990 in the U.S. Once you take off the $7,500 federal tax credit, this drops the i's price to an eye-catching $20,490. That's the price for the entry-level ES trim. If you swap those letters around and get ...

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    New York 2011: Mitsubishi sets price of all-electric i at $27,990 (must use PayPal for deposit) *UPDATE
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    Some bits of good news come with a head scratcher. At the New York Auto Show today, Mitsubishi announced that the all-electric i will start at just $27,990. Once you take off the $7,500 federal tax credit, this drops the i's price to an eye-catching $20,490. That's the price for the entry-level ES trim. If you swap those letters around and get the SE ...

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    LA 2010: All-electric Mitsubishi i (don't call it i-MiEV) debuts for U.S.
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    Mitsubishi has been working on electric vehicles for a long time. So much so that the car the company is now calling the "100% battery-powered Mitsubishi i for the U.S. market" was emblazoned with the words "40 years of EV development" on its back bumper when it as unveiled at the LA Auto Show today. As the sketches we saw of the widebody i hinted at, ...

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    LA 2010: all-electric Mitsubishi i - not the i-MiEV - takes the stage
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    Mitsubishi has been working on electric vehicles for a long time. So much so that the car the company is now calling the "100% battery-powered Mitsubishi i for the U.S. market" was emblazoned with the words "40 years of EV development" on its back bumper when it as unveiled at the LA Auto Show today. As the sketches we saw of the widebody i hinted at, ...

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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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    Paris Preview: Mitsubishi to debut Euro-spec i-MiEV
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    We've obviously laid eyes on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV on numerous occasions, but the modified Euro-spec version has remained unseen. That is, until now. If you gander at the image above you may notice the slight tweaks that differentiate the Euro-spec i-MiEV from its Japanese counterpart. What, you can't see the differences? Okay, well maybe a long, ...

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    LA 2009: Mitsubishi will bring an EV to U.S. in 2011, but it might not be the i-MiEV
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    Here's a line from Mitsubishi's press release dated April 9, 2009: Reading that, doesn't it seem that Mitsubishi is saying that the i-MiEV will be for sale in the U.S. someday? That's what we thought. Turns out, that's not exactly what Mitsubishi confirmed eight months ago, according to David Patterson, Mitsubishi R&D of America's chief engineer ...

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    Best Buy Geek Squads to start testing Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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    While Mitsubishi didn't unveil any new vehicles at the LA Auto Show today, company president Osamu Masuko did announce the latest step in his company's plan to bring plug-in vehicles to North America. The vehicle – well, one of them – is an all-electric i-MiEV plastered with Best Buy's Geek Squad logo. The electronics giant will start using ...

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    LA 2009: Mitsubishi unveils Geek Squad i-MiEV, brings PX-MiEV to U.S.
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    While Mitsubishi didn't unveil any new vehicles at the LA Auto Show today, company president Osamu Masuko did announce the latest step in MMC's plan to bring plug-in vehicles to North America. The vehicle – well, one of them – is an all-electric i-MiEV plastered with Best Buy's Geek Squad logo. The electronics giant will start using them in ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Cargo is bigger, o-kei!
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    You can make anything bigger and better if you just add a hump, and that's what Mitsubishi has done to its i-MiEV to create the i-MiEV Cargo. For those who find Ford's Transit Connect simply too monstrous and don't want to pay for gas – like, oh, a commercial concern in Tokyo – Mitsu's battery-powered i-MiEV could be the perfect solution. ...

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    REPORT: future Mistubishi iMiEVs could include optional range distances
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    Plans for Mitsubishi's iMiEV – deliveries start in Japan this month – continue to evolve. Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko has said that upcoming editions of the electric jellybean (OK, he didn't call it that) could have a range of about 200 km (124 miles). That's the new target distance for Mitsubishi's future range of EVs, and is higher ...

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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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