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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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    Mitsubishi i tops 2012 EPA Fuel Economy Guide
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    What's the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the United States? Well, for 2012 it's the Mitsubishi i, at least according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The federal agencies have issued the latest edition of their Fuel Economy Guide, and Mitsubishi's subcompact electric leads all vehicles with a combined rating of ...

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    Mitsubishi i tops 2012 EPA Fuel Economy Guide
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    What's the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the United States? Well, for 2012 it's the Mitsubishi i, at least according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The two federal agencies have combined to issue the latest edition of their Fuel Economy Guide, and Mitsubishi's subcompact electric leads all vehicles with a ...

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    Hawaii Teacher wins Mitsubishi i MIEV
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    The teaching profession catches a lot of political flak these days, so it's nice to see a story like this, where a deserving educator gets what we would consider a pretty cool prize. Chad Miller, a high school teacher in Kailua, Hawaii, will be rolling around in a Mitsubishi i MIEV for a year, provided by his local Mitsu dealer. Miller will also get two ...

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    Mitsubishi begins deliveries of 500-unit i-MiEV order in Estonia
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    Even though the Mitsubishi i hasn't gone on sale in the U.S., the bubbly little electric car has been selling for years in Japan and is already on sale in Europe (where it is a different vehicle known as the i-MiEV). In fact, Mitsubishi recently began deliveries of its largest order yet: 507 i-MiEVs were purchased by the government of Estonia in a deal ...

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    2012 Mitsubishi i
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    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 ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Mitsubishi i
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    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 ...

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    Plug-in vehicles not selling well in the UK
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    Despite the UK's £5,000 plug-in vehicle rebate ($7,904 U.S. at today's exchange rate), 2011 will not be the year "the electric car took off," according to The Guardian. Recently released data shows that sales of plug-in vehicles in the UK have stalled, with only 106 electric vehicles sold there during the third quarter of 2011. That's a significant ...

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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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    2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle is totally Normal in Illinois
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    It's all normal in Normal, Illinois. That's the gist of Mitsubishi's latest commercial pitching its upcoming 2012 i electric vehicle. First up, here's a Normal, IL primer: Normal is an incorporated town with a population of roughly 52,000. Normal is the seventh-most populous community in Illinois and is home to Mitsubishi Motors North America ...

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    Daily quick-charging won't really affect battery life of Mitsubishi i
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    Repeated use of a DC Fast Charge, "Level 3" quick-charge unit negatively affects the long-term performance of the battery pack that powers most plug-in vehicles, right? Wrong, according to Mitsubishi. Officials over at Mitsubishi believe that even daily use of a quick-charge unit won't have much overall affect on the battery pack found in the 2012 ...

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    MItsubishi, WiTricity ink wireless charging deal
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    Mitsubishi Motors has teamed with Boston-based WiTricity and Japan's IHI Corporation to research and develop a program designed to make wireless charging a reality for plug-in vehicle owners. It's hoped that the collaboration will advance the development of a real-world wireless charging solutions, which Mitsubishi claims will make recharging electric ...

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    Estonian government offiicials not exactly gung-ho over Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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    The Republic of Estonia kicked off its drive to lead the world in plug-in vehicles (on a per capita basis, anyway) by inking a deal that had Mitsubishi ship 507 i-MiEVs over to the northern European state in exchange for ten million CO2 credits. In addition, Estonia would install approximately 50 quick-charge stations, allowing the i-MiEV and most other ...

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    Mitsubishi raises price of all-electric i by an "unforeseen" $1,135
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    Back in April, Mitsubishi made a huge deal about the comparatively low price of its all-electric i: $27,990 (which drops to $20,490 after the $7,500 tax credit is applied) for the base ES version. The SE and SE Premium were $2,000 and $4,790 more, respectively, and all those prices need another $720 destination charges tacked on. At the time, Mitsubishi ...

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    Mitsubishi signs electric vehicle MOU with region in Russia
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    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, along with Rolf Import, MMC's exclusive Russian distributor, and the Government of Russia's Kaluga Region signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that calls for the three parties to collaborate on several projects aimed at improving the natural environment of the Kaluga Region. This MoU includes promotion of electric ...

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    Nissan, Mitsubishi working together on electric vehicle-to-home standards
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    Following the quake in Japan, Nissan announced that its goal is not "becoming a [zero-emissions] car provider, but a creator of ZE society by taking a comprehensive ZE approach." To that end, Nissan unveiled its Leaf-to-home electricity system. And it's not stopping there. Teaming up with Mitsubishi, Nissan aims to standardize a device that enables ...

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    Enterprise both gung-ho and hesitant about electric vehicles
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    Enterprise-Rent-a-Car claims that it's the first rental agency in the U.S. to offer the Chevrolet Volt and that is has already introduced electric vehicles in Southern California, Texas, Tennessee, Hawaii, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. Just last month, Enterprise launched a 12-month electric vehicle pilot project, involving eight Peugeot ...

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    Behind i: BMW's vision for the future of mobility
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    It's not everyday that an automaker launches a new marque, let alone a disruptive vision of the future. But BMW did just that last week in Frankfurt with the unveiling of its new i sub-brand. However, the story behind BMW i isn't limited to the i3 city car and i8 plug-in hybrid concepts. It's a new take on everything from manufacturing to infrastructure; ...

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    Featured: Behind i: BMW's vision for the future of mobility
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    It's not everyday that an automaker launches a new marque, let alone a disruptive vision of the future. But BMW did just that last week in Frankfurt with the unveiling of its new i sub-brand. However, the story behind BMW i isn't limited to the i3 city car and i8 plug-in hybrid concepts. It's a new take on everything from manufacturing to infrastructure; ...

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    X-ray image of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV reveals...
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    Ever wonder what an X-ray image of an electric vehicle would reveal? No? Well, that's okay, 'cause, honestly, neither have we. Mitsubishi must think we're dying to know what such an image would expose, though and, to that end, released an X-ray scan of its battery-powered i-MiEV. Frankly, there's just not much to see. That purplish rectangle in the ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi expects to profit on sales of plug-in vehicles in 2 years
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    How much money can you make selling a $20,000 electric car? Mitsubishi Motors thinks you can make plenty and, according to Japan's Nikkei business daily, expects its plug-in vehicles to turn a profit in two years. In the U.S., the company's i EV will cost $27,990 (or just $20,490 after the federal tax incentive is factored in). A company like Mitsubishi ...

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