2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV Autonet ca

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Getting up over i-MiEV small car

It a certain level of skill and to get the most range out of an i-MiEV.

If you want a 2012 Mitsubishi chances are you already have With a total of 69 sold in at time of writing, it’s not a vehicle by any stretch of the imagination.

An owner probably already more about the vehicle I ever could, so this is for those curious about vehicles in general, or even on the about getting one.

For the the i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Vehicle — pronounced — version of the Japanese-market model) first went on in Canada in December, 2011. a purely electric vehicle, it doesn’t use any gasoline, produces emissions and has to be plugged in to an electrical to be recharged.

The i-MiEV has a maximum driving of 155 km, though like other range will change on several different factors, weather conditions and climate use, to the vehicle’s speed and it’s driving.

And just as a car driver has to hone his or her skills for efficiency getting around a so it takes a certain level of and know-how to get the most range out of an To be completely honest, I have as much fun keeping my range up in the through busy city as I do taking sports cars a track.

It’s important to know the is very much a city Besides its compact dimensions and turning circle, its electric can be extended dramatically by driving town. At one point I drive 30 km in mostly stop-and-go traffic, but my goes down just 10 km.

On the side, taking it on the highway drastically reduce range, as turning on the heat or air conditioning.

are three drive modes which you can switch on the fly, “B” mode being the one I use the of the time. It takes maximum of the brake’s regenerative properties in traffic, and the skilled i-MiEV might rarely even to apply the brakes. ECO is mainly for highway driving, limiting response and increasing brake over the “normal” D mode.

When it comes time to put the to rest for the night, it can be plugged any regular 120-volt household socket. It’s a dead process (easier than fuel in a vehicle, in fact), the only hitch being the hefty power pack the wall plug has to sit flat.

In of driving manners, the i-MiEV like a lot of tall, urban-focused, hatchbacks. Steering is very handling is sub-par, and the ride is choppy.

General Motors is the more futuristic route the interior of its Volt plug-in but the i-MiEV relies on a more look and setup. I’d be if an uninitiated driver became with anything. Even the charge gauge is set up to look a typical fuel gauge, from “F” to “E”.


The i-MiEV is a four-seater with seats that provide of room for all occupants, and a generous of space in the cargo area to lug stuff. In fact, if you fold the seats of the i-MiEV, it can hold stuff than Mitsubishi’s Sportback wagon.

This my first true extended test of an electric vehicle, I can say hesitation that I “get” the electric vehicle phenomenon. I a genuine sense of satisfaction by gas stations knowing I won’t to fill up at the end of the week, and I love the generated.

Mitsubishi’s little EV isn’t for everyone, but for the city dweller who have a huge family or a 150 km commute, it’s a fantastic The i-MiEV itself isn’t exciting to drive, but it’s a doubt one of the most interesting I’ve driven.

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Fact

Year/Make/Model . 2012 Mitsubishi

Price as tested . $32,998

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EnerGuide fuel ratings . 1.9 L/100km city; 2.4 hwy

Observed fuel economy . 1.8 over 165 km

Warranty (powertrain) . 5 100,000 km

Competitors . Chevrolet Nissan Leaf; Toyota Plug-in

Warranty (basic) . 3 60,000 km

Freight . $1,450

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