2011 Mitsubishi MINICAB MiEV Van truck review @ Top Speed

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year: 2011 $30800 Horsepower @ RPM: 41 @ Torque @ RPM: 145 @ 0 Top Speed: 71 mph

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Posted on 07.3.2012 by Serafim

The Mitsubishi MINICAB is a new electric van presented by the Japanese in 2011. The vehicle is based on the Minicab CD van, but unlike its which is sold only on the market, the MINICAB MiEV van be also available on the global

Mitsubishi has announced that it is a plan to produce a version of the for Suzuki in Japan, but this will be sold only in its market.

The MINICAB MiEV with a choice of two batteries offer different cruising The batteries are mounted under the to maximize load volume, the motor inverter and other EV are placed under the cargo The vehicle has a payload of 350 kg which is the same capacity offered by the powered Minicab CD Van.

The MINICAB MiEV was initially in Japan with an MPSR from $ 30,800 to $38,200.

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Design

The vehicle the same exterior design the Minicab CD Van and looks typically Its Tonka Toy exterior style is by a boxy shape and the short

The headlights are placed higher usual, but they look modern and are nicely integrated the front fascia. The front didn’t receive any sort of lines and comes with a rectangular shape, while the diamond logo it’s in its center.

The front bumper is big and featuring a vertical stance and a design. The vehicle is placed low to the ground to make loading and operations easier. To offer flexibility the Minicab i-MiEV van also fitted with sliding side doors and rear doors that easy access to the cargo

At 3395mm long, 1475mm and 1810mm tall (1915mm in guise), the Minicab-MiEV is pretty being 760mm shorter and thinner than the Suzuki APV at the moment is one of the smallest vans globally.

Interior

On the inside, the van pretty cramped as its cabin is affected by the compact exterior There are however few tricks help the interior feel more spacious and practical it really easy. For instance the features an ergonomic design maximizes the use of space, being with cup holders, cubby and even a small glove all helping you to store your safely.

The materials are of course of the third class, as Mitsubishi to cut the costs of its electric minivan as as it could, but the build quality bad and the fittings are pretty well

The instrument cluster features an design and looks pretty keeping you posted on various stats including a Digital Power Meter, Drive Residual Charge Indicator and Range displays. You won’t any complains about the controls and either, as everything is in the right

The driver can use a drive selector to from three driving namely D, Eco, and B. This you to choose between normal lower output/energy-saving operation, and in which the regenerative brake is increased.

While driving, hold an attractive three steering wheel which great and ads a dose of sportiness in an pretty dull atmosphere.


The aren’t the most comfortable you’ll find around and leg is more on the cramped side, as Mitsubishi tried to improve issue by adding a wide of adjustments, but don’t expect to any

Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV

At least the road visibility is and we like the huge windscreen and the lateral windows. The door are also up to the task and they to cover all blind spots, you well informed of what’s on behind.

Engines and performance

The MINICAB MiEV’s motor a maximum output of 30 kw (41 hp) between rpms. The biggest advantage by the electric vehicles is that torque is available instantly the moment you start the motor. ’s electric van can churn out a peak of 196 Nm which is available at its peak 0-3000 rpms, delivering capable towing abilities when the van it’s fully

Thanks to its electric nature, the van is very quiet which it the ideal commercial vehicle for delicate goods or delivery early in the morning or late at in residential districts.

The MINICAB shares the same components the i-MiEV including drive motor, inverter, on-board air-conditioner and rear suspension.

The MINICAB MiEV comes 10.5 kWh and 16.0 kWh lithium-ion batteries which provide a range of 100 km and 150 km, respectively. The smaller battery needs 4.5 hours to fully from a standard point and 15 minutes to fast-charge to 80 per The longer-range model takes hours to charge and 35 minutes to to 80 per cent.

The vehicle is also with a regenerative braking that can use the motor as a generator braking and store the recovered energy as electricity in the drive

Verdict

The new Mitsubishi MINICAB is an interesting option for those for a compact commercial vehicle is able to deal well city deliveries. It’s that the vehicle has its limitation it comes to payload capacity, but its nature makes it a smart for those who want to cut the costs of transportation to minimum.

Judging by micro vans the cabin is pretty good too and has it needs to offer a decent experience.

The engines are also torquey and even if they as lively as their conventional they still offered performances. The only problem electric vehicles remains the range offered by the batteries, but the 100 km and 150 km range should be enough to you out of trouble in urban areas.

Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV

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