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Mitsubishi is the latest in a line of automakers to slash on an electric car, the unpronounceable, named i-MiEV. The model is now the electric vehicle (EV) on the yet it s still hard to imagine drivers excitedly running out to buy

Overall, American consumers are more for cars. The average paid for a new light vehicle in was $32,769, up 3% compared with and 1.1% year over according to Kelley Blue Yet as average prices rise, one of the new-car market has gotten cheaper. Electric vehicles had the decrease in pricing, down 15% due to price cuts during the year, says Karl senior analyst for Kelley Book.

This is a trend that seems to be growing, as another car, a golf-cart-like-model Mitsubishi, has been marked down by

In the world of electric vehicles, s i-MiEV has mostly been an The model lacks the sex appeal of it s not nearly as practical as the plug-in Volt (which has a driving of 380 miles, or 612 km, thanks to battery and gas and the large price cut of the Nissan meant that it offered far bang for the buck than s electric car. The Leaf generally has received far better and it has superior range: 75 miles km) on a single charge, compared about 60 miles (97 km) for the i-MiEV.

The best indication of interest in electric-car models is simply the tally. Tesla expects to 21,500 Model S cars by the end of Data collected by Autoblog that Nissan and Chevrolet are and neck for the EV sales lead year, having sold a bit than 20,000 Leafs and through November. Speaking of 2,003 Leafs were nationally that month, with 1,920 Volts. And about Mitsubishi s EV?

Automotive News reported a grand total of 12 i-MiEVs in the month. Just over i-MiEVs have been nationally thus far in 2013, and of them were sold the help of dealer incentives to discounts of up to $10,000.

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In light of like that, and the examples set by Chevy  and other that saw sales take off electric model price it s understandable that Mitsubishi announced a major price for the next i-MiEV. The 2014 starts with a sticker of $23,845, a drop of $6,130 the previous edition. Federal tax effectively knock the price out of pocket by drivers down to and in states with further like California. the net takeaway potentially inches down to $14,000.

That s among the cheapest available for any new car sold today, no how it s powered.

Hopefully, the price cut will Mitsubishi sell more a dozen EVs per month. But even at price, it s not clear if all that drivers will bite. The at Consumer Reports say the i-MiEV is not a car in anyone will be happy time, and that the newly price is still a lot of money for a car feels like little than an enclosed golf

The appeal lies solely in attainable access into the of pure-electric cars. At this it becomes more feasible as a occasional-use car.

Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle

BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars


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