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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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    May 2012 alt-fuel sales led by Prius sales jump, Volt gains
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    Any hypermiler will tell you that a fierce tailwind will do wonders for fuel economy. The same could probably apply for U.S. sales of advanced-powertrain vehicles. Continuing high gas prices, a broadening array of hybrid and electric-drive vehicles and figures from a year earlier that were constrained by supply issues stemming from the March 2011 ...

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    Reevaluating the Mitsubishi i-MiEV in context, at home
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    An affordable, semi-practical, entry-level EV I've driven a fair number of electrics over the last couple decades, beginning with General Motors' bullet-shaped 1991 Impact concept car and continuing through a progression of Geo Storm-based mules, prototype and production EV1s with both lead-acid and later range-doubling Ni-MH battery packs. And since ...

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    Mitsubishi previews bonkers i-MiEV Evolution for Pikes Peak
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    No, that's not a Mitsubishi i-MiEV in a fat suit, it's the automaker's brand-new all-electric race car, and it's set to take on the 2012 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in July. This isn't the first time we've seen an EV enter the Pike's Peak challenge – Nissan commissioned a Leaf for battle last year, a car that set the bar for all future ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi previews bonkers i-MiEV Evolution for Pikes Peak
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    No, that's not a Mitsubishi i-MiEV in a fat suit, it's the automaker's brand-new all-electric race car, and it's set to take on the 2012 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in July. This isn't the first time we've seen an EV enter the Pike's Peak challenge – Nissan commissioned a Leaf for battle last year, a car that set the bar for all future ...

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    Prius Plug-in helps Toyota extend lead for April's alt-fuel sales
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    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss." The classic couplet from the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" applies to April's alt-fuel vehicle sales, as Toyota not only continued to dominate the hybrid market, but also shoved aside the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf in plug-in vehicle sales. Last month, Toyota sold 1,654 Prius Plug-in Hybrids. That total ...

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    Motorsports: Pikes Peak roster adds female off-road star, former Le Mans champ
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    Things are getting yet more interesting for this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the addition of Le Mans winner Romain Dumas and off-road racer Beccy Gordon. Dumas was part of the winning team in the Audi R15 TDI in 2010 and has taken the top spot at the 24 Hours of Spa and the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring in various Porsches. He will ...

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    Hark! Mitsubishi's 'Electriphobia Institute' cures EV anxiety!
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    Think of it as Mitsubishi's nod to Canada's offbeat sense of humor. The Japanese automaker is using the 2012 Green Living Show in Toronto this week to launch what it calls its "Electriphobia Research Institute," which will promote the Mitsubishi battery-electric i-MiEV while it dispels some myths associated with plug-in powertrains. Mitsubishi Canada, ...

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    Round-the-world Electric Odyssey trip reaches the Rockies
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    An attempt by two French engineers to drive a Citroen C-Zero battery-electric vehicle around the world hasn't been lost in translation... yet. Xavier Degon and Antonin Guy, who started what they call the Electric Odyssey in Strasbourg, France in February, reached the Rockies this month, with plans to continue on to Asia after reaching the U.S. West ...

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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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    MiEV Power BOX turns your electric Mitsubishi into a mini power station
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    As anyone who's suffered through an extended blackout can tell you, electric power can be a precious commodity. With the advent of electric cars comes the ability to borrow back some of the energy stored in traction batteries to help deal with emergencies or other situations. Mitsubishi's MiEV power BOX - soon become available as a dealer option – ...

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    Mitsubishi ships first fleet EVs to Google and IGO car-sharing service
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    Mitsubishi shipped its first i electric-vehicles dedicated to fleet use to Google and IGO CarSharing this month, as the Japanese automaker looks to boost U.S. sales of the car that's been sold overseas – as the i-MiEV – for years. Mitsubishi sent the fleet i vehicles to Google's Northern California headquarters, where the cars will be part of ...

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    Toyota widens U.S. hybrid lead in February sales
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    Last month, Toyota pitched its hybrid vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show by partnering with Hasbro to make a Monopoly-inspired road course inside McCormick Center's South Hall. The concept proved prescient as the Japanese automaker appeared to further dominate competitors such as Ford and Honda when it came to U.S. hybrid sales last month. Toyota, which ...

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    Mitsubishi ships first East Coast-bound i electric vehicles
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    Mitsubishi earlier this week shipped its first i electric vehicles to the U.S. East Coast with a delivery of the cars making it to Baltimore. Mitsubishi also reported February sales of 44 i vehicles, up from 36 in January. The Baltimore-area EVs will be used by regional dealers as demonstration vehicles in advance of nationwide sales this summer. ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi readies i-MiEV-based prototype for Pikes Peak climb this summer
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    Sending an all-electric vehicle up Pikes Peak is not new – a Nissan Leaf and a custom EV from AC Propulsion made the climb in 2011 – but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying to reach the 14,110-foot height in Colorado better, faster and in a cooler car. Enter Mitsubishi and a radically reworked all-electric i-MiEV Prototype that will ...

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    Mitsubishi readies i-MiEV-based prototype for Pikes Peak climb this summer
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    Sending an all-electric vehicle up Pikes Peak is not new – a Nissan Leaf and a custom EV from AC Propulsion made the climb in 2011 – but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying to reach the 14,110-foot height in Colorado better, faster and in a cooler car. Enter Mitsubishi and a radically reworked all-electric i-MiEV Prototype that will ...

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    Chevy Volt climbs up, Nissan Leaf falls down in February 2012 sales
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    Nissan's winter plug-in vehicle sales slump continues, with the Nissan Leaf dropping to just 478 units sold in February, down from 676 in January. This even though overall Nissan North America sales increased by 15.5 percent over last February's numbers. Perhaps, now that the all-electric car is going to be available in all 50 states, the tide will ...

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    Mitsubishi i steals ACEEE's "Greenest" car of the year title from CNG Civic
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    For the first time in ages, the Honda Civic Natural Gas is not the "greenest" car in the U.S. This year, it's the Mitsubishi i. At least, it is according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which takes it upon itself to rank these sorts of things. The CNG-powered Civic has made the top of the list for the past eight years ...

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    Report: BMW planning to slot i5 minivan into new range
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    Imagine you're an auto exec launching a new line of cars. One's a sportscar, the other a city car – pretty much opposite extremes on the spectrum of automotive bodystyles. Do you give them alphanumeric nameplates close to one another? Of course not. You assign them disparate numbers to make room for more models to slot in between. That's just what ...

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    Mitsubishi delivers first 2012 i electric vehicle in Normal, IL
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    The 2012 Mitsubishi i will be available nationwide earlier than once expected, and the first bit of expanded availability can be seen with the delivery of six of the electric vehicles in Normal, IL. These are the first of the little hatchbacks that have made it to the U.S. outside of the vehicle's initial markets of America's West Coast states (excluding ...

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