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2012 Mitsubishi i

Light Weight, Rear-Wheel Drive And Instant Torque Bubble Up There are two simple truths about the Mitsubishi i that should help this funky little electric car sell well in the U.S. once it goes on sale later this year. First, it looks like absolutely nothing else on the road today. Second, the car is much more fun than its jellybean shape implies. The North American-spec i does share its look with versions on sale in Japan and Europe, but this EV is a different beast compared to those models. It's also completely different from the gas-powered kei-car sold only in Mitsubishi's home... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
AC Synchronous Permanent Magnetic Motor
Power:
66 HP / 49kW
Transmission:
Single Speed
MSRP:
$29,125 ($21,625 after tax credit)
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    BMW i8 Spyder pops the top on future mobility
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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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    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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    2011 U.S. alt-fuel vehicle sales: a mix of ups and downs
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    Mitsubishi bumps up nationwide release of its i electric vehicle
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    Mitsubishi has officially confirmed that its i electric vehicle will be for sale nationwide by summer 2012 and will be available for test drives across the country in March, as the Japanese automaker looks to bump up the car's nationwide debut in response to better-than-expected consumer interest. The company also sold 76 i vehicles in the U.S. last ...

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    Mitsubishi EVs 'compete' in Indy's inaugural EV500
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    Two Mitsubishi i electric vehicles were "raced" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week by professional race car drivers Roger Yasukawa and Johnny Miller. The contest? To test how quickly the EVs could be recharged with Level 3 quick-charge stations make by Contour Hardening. Yakusawa and Miller reached top speeds of about 56 miles per hour in the ...

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    Mitsubishi working on light-duty electric truck for farmers, contractors
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    Mitsubishi has said it wants to have over half of its sales to be electric vehicles by 2020, so rumors of an all-electric truck from the Japanese automaker make an awful lot of sense. That's just what the Nikkei is reporting, saying the light-duty truck is due some time in fiscal 2012. The truck will be Mitsubishi's third EV, following the i-MiEV (also ...

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    Mitsubishi delivers first i models in U.S. to Bay Area car-sharing group, residents of Hawaii
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    Making the first all-electric i in the U.S. even more efficient by offering it to lots of drivers, Mitsubishi has delivered an i to City CarShare in the Bay Area. Similar to Zipcar but with a local emphasis, City CarShare is a Bay Area nonprofit that has been arranging car-shares in and around San Francisco since 2001. Adding an i to the fleet puts CCS, ...

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    Say what? Mitsubishi looking to plug-ins to make up 50% of sales by 2020
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    Mitsubishi's i-MiEV first rolled out for Japanese fleet sales in 2009, and it's been on sale to the general public in Japan for 18 months. Since then, the car has become available in several European markets and even picked up a 500-unit order from the government of Estonia. Overall sales have been reported to top 11,000 units. Not a bad start for a ...

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    Mitsubishi i sales plan moved up in U.S., Mirage EV coming in 2013
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    Why wait? That's the question that Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko doesn't want Americans asking when it comes to purchasing a brand new Mitsubishi i. Thus, he has reportedly moved the nationwide on-sale date for the better-than-you-thought i in the U.S. from the end of 2012 to the middle of next year. The first examples of the car will start deliveries ...

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    Is this BMW 7 Series an electric i sedan mule?
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