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2013 Mitsubishi iMiEV review Kijiji

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2013 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: the range anxiety?

To drive the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle) is to completely the way of driving. Unlike the many on the market today like the Prius or Honda Insight. the four-seater EV by Mitsubishi has no gas-assisted so its range is limited by your style and where and when you it in. Living in a condo with no to a power source, I limited by time with the vehicle to days so that I wouldn’t to call a tow truck in the event I was stranded somewhere with a battery.

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if there was a standard 120-volt my parking spot, it would take 22 hours to fully the lithium-ion battery — similar to powers your cellphone but on a larger scale — that approximately 160 kilometres in ideal conditions (average speed of 60 with climate control off and an temperature of 25 C). Fortunately most in the province now have access to at one Level 2, 240-volt charging that cuts the full time to about seven Last November, Surrey the first public DC Quick station in B.C. that that even further to 30

I drove the i-MiEV strictly city limits, except I picked up and dropped off the vehicle. that is what it is designed living in a primarily flat as  do isn’t actually all that because it doesn’t let the battery itself as often as it could. vehicles benefit from a called regenerative braking, unused kinetic energy the car’s momentum is captured and back to the battery when the car is down. This is particularly when travelling downhill, and you can shift the gear lever to a “B” position where the braking is done for you.

A strange thing I noticed is none of the gear indicators are so there is a bit of guesswork involved shifting at night.


Visually, the car is quirky looking its arched roof and long and I had plenty of people ask me about it I was parking around various in the city. The interior isn’t any different than any other car with creature comforts power windows and air conditioning, and is quite roomy with the to seat four adults no problems. If you’ve never an EV before, you may wonder if the car is even on turning the ignition — the car is absolutely quiet.

Even when you accelerate, and it so quickly thanks to the torquey of electric motors (145 at 300 rpm!), the only real is from the road.

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Charging the car is as simple, if not than filling up at a gas station. The port allows you to either into a recommended Level 2 dock, or a regular household using an included cable. is another port specifically for the DC Charger. The i-MiEV also with a very retro-looking LCD key complete with retractable that allows you to set a timer for as well as start the car remotely.

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Not the most user-friendly device, I able to fully grasp the in the short time I had with it.

at $32,998, the i-MiEV is not exactly Owners will tell you initial cost isn’t the factor they considered buying, although everyone has own reasons whether it be environmental or Mitsubishi says compared to an conventional automobile, drivers can about $10,000 over years.

Factor in up to $5,000 of clean energy rebates and doesn’t look too bad, but keep in mind that the won’t last forever. five years it degrades to 80 per cent of capacity, 70 per cent 10 years.

Quick specs (as tested) :

MSRP: $32,998

Torque 145 @ 300 rpm

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