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Mitsubishi i-MiEV Mitsubishi Car lands in Australia

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Today marked the arrival of the mass-produced electric cars in The two Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric landed into the Port of to a warm welcome from the and gave Mitsubishi the crown of the manufacturer to bring a ready-to-sell car down under.

The Queensland’s for Climate Change and Sustainability, Jones, and MMAL’s president and Robert McEniry were to spell out the future of electric

The i-MiEV has been on sale in since July last and will go on sale in Australia in the few months. European versions production on the next couple of

Mr McEniry said the future of is showcased in the i-MiEV, pointing out even the likes of Porsche and are embracing electric or hybrid and that the i-MiEV is not a gimmick but the of the next generation of electric

Some interesting facts the i-MiEV is its 160km range per which takes 7 hours on a household plug. Once the infestracture is available here you can the car to 80% capacity in just 30 minutes. It can at up to 130km/h using three modes: Drive, Eco and Brake.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has the ability to the load on the power grid and use power when the power usage is at its lowest (at night). Of it can recharge anytime when Mr McEniry said the next of these vehicles will the ability to even give power to the grid when in.

The Climate Change Minister the QLD government is currently working on an vehicle policy which be finalised by the end of the year, she also t rule out incentives to entice but said she was more focused on the policy right first.


No Australian pricing was announced and we don t those details for another few

According to Ashley Sanders, s project manager for i-miEV, the constraint is the batteries with being in short supply. has signed a deal with Australia company Lithium to boost its lithium battery

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The battery in the i-MiEVs is a 16 kilowatt If you re unfamiliar with what a hour is: a household heater at 1000 watts (1 kilowatt), on for one hour uses one kilowatt (equivalent to 3,600 kilojoules) of

Mr Sanders told CarAdvice the i-MiEV and its battery will at least 10 years if not more. The pack is separated into 22 each carrying four and there has been no battery to date.

The car is powered by a single motor that drives the wheels. Power is put from the into a reduction gear and through a differential. Mr Sanders most first time are surprised at its acceleration, as the Electric can accelerate faster than its equivalent.

The fast-charge system currently in Japan is a result of the Japanese agreeing on one set of standards for charging vehicles and with charging being available in populated Australia is still in the process of needs for electric vehicle

Mr Sanders says he personally a 3kW solar array on his house can produce 17kilowatt hours of per day that will easily the i-MiEV from empty to meaning there is absolutely no generated when the car is charged.

will bring you a full and road test of the Mitsubishi before the end of the month.

We previously drove the pre-production read our Mitsubishi i-MieV .

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