2010 Mitsubishi iMiEV MotorWeek

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Episode 3003

The idea of the car has already captured the consumer’s The thought of never having to a gas station again makes about everyone smile. since there are no modern family-style cars yet on sale it’s hard to separate the term promise of the electric car the near term fact.

So, Mitsubishi offered to loan us a version of their subcompact electric for a little reality we plugged right in.

Based on the i-minicar platform, the i-MiEV is a EV that went on sale in in 2009, and has already undergone a test program by American companies. The egg-shaped plug-in is propelled by a 47 kilowatt permanent electric motor that’s by a 330V air-cooled lithium-ion Maximum output is 63 horsepower, a strong 133 pound-feet of torque.

The i-MiEV can be recharged three From a 110-volt electric it takes 12 to 14 hours. A 220-volt takes 6 to 8 hours. There’s a Quickcharge option which 20 minutes for an 80% charge, and one hour for a charge.

In Japan, Mitsubishi the i-MiEv has a range of 80-100 But in our week with the i-MiEV, we that to be very optimistic. The we ever saw with a full on a 95 degree day, was an indicated 90 or about 55 miles.

That’s we turned the i-MiEV over to Shamit Choksey, who lives the from our office.

SHAMIT CHOKSEY . So I know you’re thinkingit’s green and electric, but will it leave you from point A to point B on commute to and from work? I the i-MiEV on my 35-mile commute, all roads, and drove kind of I was a little trepidatious as to whether car would keep its charge. I left, it was a full charge, but I the A.C. off and the stereo off, and my eye wandering from the road to the to see how much how many miles I left to get home. I did.

I got I pulled into my driveway and had 50 kilometers left, and more half a charge, so it inspired a lot of What it proved to me was this car is than adequate for the average commute for anybody.

Now, we were able to the i-MiEV during work For those that can’t, the is still practical for the typical trip commute of 40 miles. But on our concerns were also life issues.

BEN DAVIS . definitely adequate range for who can get into a routine of A to B, or a work or something. And being able to it in at your place of work is better. But what worries me the is that there is bound to be a of no return for a lot of people. Say you’re doing leisure activities, to a concert or the airport and you forget tickets, there might not be power for you to go back and then your destination. Or you get to work and say an develops and you’ve got to leave, you not have enough power to get

And that’s always going to be at the of my mind.

The i-MiEV offers drive modes: normal or D; Eco which reduces the amount of and increases regenerative braking; and B which offers maximum and regenerative braking. Since motors deliver maximum almost immediately, the lightweight launches with plenty of At only 11 feet long, the is also highly maneuverable, excellent visibility in all directions.

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our right-hand drive i-MiEV was free with an adequate and a/c that kept up with the heat. But more important to us the range and battery indicators.

It’s hard to concentrate on the i-MiEV because you keep down at the falling range so for me, electric car range anxiety is a thing. I would love to one of these as a second or third but only if I had a backup. And that is the of all-electric cars at least

Now improve the batteries, and provide the of say a half a tank of gas, and going to want one of these.

Mitsubishi believes the market is for the i-MiEV now. A North version arrives in the fall of at a price of under $30,000 tax incentives. That’s less the larger Nissan Leaf.

It’s green, it’s and it keeps you away from the gas The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a somewhat approach to emission-free motoring, and it isn’t for everyone, but it’s the strongest evidence yet that cars are here to stay.


Engine: 47 Kilowatt Magnet Electric Motor

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