Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car

Learn more Mitsubishi i MiEV electric powered by lithium-ion batteries with 100 miles (160km) range and top speed of 80 mph (120km). This car will be available in UK/Japan mid-2009 and Australia/NZ late-2009 (all Right Hand Drive countries)Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline …

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  1. #1 by ernnst14 at July 16th, 2008

    i think it’s about time that we have this car. the electric cars are so much nicer than the hydrogen fuel cell cars. the electric car has already been proven to work more efficently then the hydrogen fuel cell. so i can’t wait for this car to come out in the u.s. I hate GM so much for destroying the ev1’s. no wonder their about to go Bankruptcy

  2. #2 by kingofdirt32 at July 17th, 2008


  3. #3 by t3hsniper at July 20th, 2008

    love how they make them tiny when they could make them the normal size…yes some of it’s less use of electricity but with tiny sizes t

  4. #4 by tsport100 at July 26th, 2008

    This car has now been confirmed for the Australian market, with a showroom target in the final months of 2009 and a starting price in the AUD$30,000 range.

  5. #5 by arp3giator at August 1st, 2008

    I’m guessing you must be American, used to bigger is better theory, I think the car I currently drive is the same size or even smaller than this car and its a normal 4 stroke petrol car. BTW I drive a Fiat Panda

  6. #6 by t3hsniper at August 1st, 2008

    yeah big woop I’m american but no I’m not a hick bigger is better dbag. I just want something thats surely safe cuz I’m likely to use the highway and higher speed roads based on where I live and to get to where I need to go…lots of roads near here are 55 speed limit and if there’s ever the possibility of an accident I don’t want to die.

  7. #7 by t3hsniper at August 1st, 2008

    and by bigger I mean midsized I don’t care for trucks I’m fine with cars just want space if I need to carry anything in it and safety

  8. #8 by tsport100 at August 1st, 2008

    You might have noticed there’s no engine taking up space in the front of this car so for a car with such a small footprint it will be fairly spacious inside. More car = more weight = bigger everything to suppport more weight.

    On the question of safety manufacturers have been making body shells from high tensile steels since 2005 after Ford got sued and lost big time for building SUVs from steel that just collapsed in rollovers and that they knew to be rubbish.

  9. #9 by baggysmells1975555 at September 15th, 2008

    t3hsniper does have a point. This car will not sell in any great numbers in the U.S.. Fortunately for the last 9 years I have lived and worked in Japan. So this car is perfect for our market. In general Americans want big cars and trucks. Let them have them. If these cars become popular around the world then the demand for oil will fall and the price will come down. Then the U.S. can drive there big cars all they want. EVerybody wins!

  10. #10 by Trelamenos88 at December 7th, 2008

    If it was bigger it could have the opportunity to have more batteries for better range.

  11. #11 by Trelamenos88 at December 7th, 2008

    Hey car companies,
    This is what I want: A plug in electric car with high performance batteries for a long trip(more than 300klm).You have the technology to this this today.Make that car today and the profits will be astounding.

  12. #12 by tsport100 at December 7th, 2008

    If it was the petrol ICE version the ‘range’ wouldn’t even be quoted.

  13. #13 by tsport100 at December 7th, 2008

    It’s called the Tesla Roadster, officially has over 380km range, knock yourself out.

  14. #14 by kkobayashi1 at December 17th, 2008

    I don’t think so. This car isn’t very useful for the typical Japanese family who only has space for one car, and would use the same car for everything. An electric car like this is better sutied for American multi-car families, to be used as a dedicated commuting car for one family member.

  15. #15 by salthirame at January 13th, 2009

    this electric sound good.

  16. #16 by tricksterboy55 at February 2nd, 2009

    ya but the japanese arnt that big and a typical family is 3 or 4 members

  17. #17 by rozeri08 at March 14th, 2009

    hallo!!!iam really intrested in a electric car..iam wondering how much it will cost and how long it takes to charge the battery???

  18. #18 by DizAstrarous at March 31st, 2009

    Cost will be around £30,000
    Charge times:
    – Quick charge – 80% – 20mins
    – Full charge – 200v 5/7 hours
    Range is roughly 80-100 miles with a maximum speed on 80mph

  19. #19 by DizAstrarous at March 31st, 2009

    Plus tax is £30 quid a year and you can park it anywhere with no parking charges

  20. #20 by ramonet27101993 at April 22nd, 2009

    how many batteries have got i-miev??

  21. #21 by PULSE88 at May 6th, 2009

    It’s gonna be about £15,000 so get a grip mate.

  22. #22 by PULSE88 at May 6th, 2009

    Tax a year is £0.

    Mate, I don’t think you know what your talking about.

  23. #23 by DizAstrarous at May 7th, 2009

    I was wrong about the tax hands up, I work for Mitsubishi Motors, and it isnt going to be that cheap at all. Have you evendriven in one, i dont think so

  24. #24 by PULSE88 at May 7th, 2009

    To be honest, I don’t belive that you work for Mitsubishi at all. I honestly think Ive got a better chance at my local Mitsubishi garage than you, someone, who thinks ‘ANY’ full electric car is gonna have tax.

    As to your second point, your clearly wrong so before you put any more money where your mouth is (And lose it), shut up.

  25. #25 by monkeyboy27476 at June 13th, 2009

    £30 a year??? even small diesel cars are free!

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