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2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV Autonet ca

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Mitsubishi not just for city dwellers

claims a realistic driving of 133 km, but fully charged our gauge showed more than 120 km.

. I wanted to see if the i-MiEV could be than strictly an urban And I guess that depends on how far you are the nearest dealer. Ours is 75 km so it would have to have a charger in order for us to get it back after servicing.

My wife absolutely loved the little sedan — there’s about stopping to buy gas that she a huge waste of time and it was no problem with the i-MIEV for her to run town a few times (it’s a round trip) before it to be recharged. However, she couldn’t it to her favourite mall and back there is no infrastructure there for recharging electric vehicles.

Mitsu claims a realistic range of 133 km, but fully charged our never showed more 120 km — even after the 22 hours plugged in to ordinary (110-120V) current.

HARRY . a funky-looking creature isn’t it? And much larger on the inside its exterior would indicate.

who buy these things are encouraged to their trips in order to the shortest distance possible. We do that; we went where the moved us into every of Calgary without regard to

When we got back to the dealership has a 240V charger for the car, we had 18 km on the to empty” gauge and 96 km on the trip That’s a total of 112km on a charge fairly short of the 150.

With the 240V charger, it 8 hours to fully restore power. Long time; range.

GLEN . Yes, funky, but it drives like a car especially if you don’t suffer anxiety” and can switch from Eco to D (for Drive), which full power for best There’s a third transmission B (for Brake) — intensifies regenerative braking to the lithium ion battery. I tried out in the hilly roads near my with 89 km range left.

driving the 10 km to my house I still had 89 km

Although i-MiEV’s base of $32,998 may seem high, in the provincial government will $8,230, making it much competitive with gasoline-powered

HARRY . You’re right, it pretty well aside some dive in corners and a little rear end kick-up over a hump.

I like the although they could get rid of “i” in the name, since it has no here — it stands for the i car with a gas engine in Asia.

Pat “If I had about $40,000 for a car, I’d buy one. comfortable, reasonably peppy, and has enough space to carry and small boxes.”

We had the Premium which adds $3,000 to the price, but has nice touches navigation, Bluetooth, premium system, alloy wheels and a of other upgrades.

And there’s no rebate out here in Alberta,

GLEN . I didn’t notice the in corners. You must have really hammering it which that hard to do with the torque electric motors I had my eye firmly fixed on “distance to That’ll be the most important for anyone buying this

I’d like to see Mitsubishi add a Leaf-type of information display shows how much you’re the car’s remaining range by accessories like the air conditioner.

model was a little fancier mine, but both have an EV cable that’s barely enough. (No extension cords, I had to back into the driveway so the could reach the outlet in my

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Ontario Hydro rates it will cost about the of a large cup of takeout coffee to a depleted battery using I’d spring for the $1,200 or so it for the 240V quick charger will do the job in about four

HARRY . That range does grab attention, it?

The cord IS short and it’s that there are receptacles on side of the car, one for household and the other for the 240V cord. Ontario rebate would than cover the cost of the charger, but since I think 22 is way to long to wait, I’d for the $1,200 too.

All things and done, I’m not sure is the car for acreage owners, but for a city-dweller, it extremely well.


Year/Make/Model . 2012 Mitsubishi

Price as tested . $32,998

(powertrain) . 5 years/ 100,000 km components); 8 years/ 160,000 km

Warranty (basic) . 3 years/ km

Competitors . Nissan Leaf; Fortwo Electric Drive

. $1,450

Options . Premium ($3,000) inc. 40 GB HDD navigation Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System, traffic, touchscreen, driver information, rearview monitor, audio system, Bluetooth, alloy wheels, upgraded material, leather-wrapped steering and shift knob.

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