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On this episode, we interview the hosts of Beyond Yacht Rock to talk smooth music and smooth cars. Plus some car buying advice.

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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.

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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.

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$32,998. That's the price that Mitsubishi Motors has announced for the i-MiEV in Canada when the little space egg goes on sale there later this year. (That's $33,891 U.S. at today's exchange rate).

$32,998. That's the price that Mitsubishi Motors has announced for the i-MiEV in Canada when the little space egg goes on sale there later this year. (That's $33,891 U.S. at today's exchange rate).

Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Bidding farewell to the Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above to watch video after the jump

Fast charging a Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above to watch video after the jump

In June of 2009, Mitsubishi Motors kicked off production of its electric city car, the i-MiEV. A month later, the egg-shaped electric commuter hit the Japanese market. In October of this year, Mitsubishi's left-hand drive European-spec i-MiEV was slotted into the production schedule.

U.S.-market Mitsubishi i – Click above for high-res image gallery

U.S.-market Mitsubishi i – Click above for high-res image gallery

Cruising down the Trans Canada Highway, a sharp-eyed Reddit user (nupogodi) noticed an unusual sight: a Mitsubishi i-MiEV pulled off to the side of the road. This particular vehicle was engaged in the Clean Across Canada tour, a cross-country trip designed to showcase the i-MiEVs abilities. The i-MiEV, tailed by a large gasoline-powered pickup truck, was parked for a much-needed charge. But rather than being docked at a charging station, as we might expect it to be, this i-MiEV received its elec