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, "one step closer toward our goal of having 50 percent of our fleet run on alternative fuel as part of our mission to decrease carbon emissions i
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 charging stations – one for home and another for his school – courtesy of AeroVironment. The EV was awarded to Miller for being name
The Japanese duo of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have agreed to expand the scope of their initial "core agreement" signed in December 2010 and will do so by swapping the badges on two vehicles – the Nissan Fuga and the Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV – that are destined for sale only in Japan.
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 spokesman Maurice Durand told AutoblogGreen that the company had tried to get the after-tax credit price of the entry-level ES under $19,990, bu
Japanese electronics retailer Yamada-Denki Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines plans to sell the electric i-MiEV at 17 Yamada Denki retail locations in Japan's most populated areas, including Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures. For Mitsubishi, the signing of the MoU provides the automaker with access to a non-conventional sales method that could expand consumer interest in battery-powered vehicles and, if all goes as plan
Mitsubishi Motors and its distributor, Cycle & Carriage Automotive PTE Limited (CCA), signed a collaborative deal to "popularize electric vehicles (EVs)" with Singapore's government. Under terms of the agreement, Mitsubishi, via CCA, will supply 25 i-MiEVs for Singapore's EV task force's "test-bedding project" – another name for field trials. Singapore's multi-agency task force will install the required charging infrastructure and use the test vehicles to evaluate the potential cost be
For all the work that Mitsubishi has done selling the i-MiEV as an electric vehicle around the world – Japan, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, etc. – the car is actually a modified version of the i, a tiny kei car offered in Japan and Europe. The jellybean shape could make it to the U.S. market with not only the all-electric powertrain as an option, but also a gasoline-powered version. Just as it does in Europe, the non-ev i would compete with the Smart Fortwo in the U.S., but considerin