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Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi’s is one very expensive electric car.

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About $3 to travel 100km


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Low-grip tyres in the wet

Dislikes bumps

Sluggish on takeoffs.

Being first can for plenty when it comes to new Bragging rights and the lessons from being around can be turned into marketing — just ask Toyota, is known as the leader in hybrid

For Mitsubishi, the i-MiEV is its tilt at first in the renewed electric car (sorry, couldn’t resist). The mass-produced electric car to be sold in the i-MiEV is riding a wave of newcomers that some will change what we

Eschewing a fuel tank and for batteries and an electric motor, the isn’t about changing the overnight or shelving traditional but instead proving there are

Price and equipment

Value part of the i-MiEV sales At $48,800, it has less equipment some $20,000 cars, even things such as on the steering wheel and cruise conspicuously missing.

There is, however, a satnav as well as Bluetooth connectivity and wheels.

There’s also a no doubt designed to give peace of mind; the electric is covered by a 10-year warranty, the batteries and rest of the car get five-year

Mitsubishi’s fixed-price servicing gives some surety, services every 15,000 alternating between $260 and

Plus there’s the considerable that you will never to spend a cent on fuel.

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the bonnet

This is where the i-MiEV is different and it all happens anywhere but the bonnet. A bank of lithium-ion sits under the seats, there’s an electric motor the rear wheels. Like performance cars, it powers the wheels, although it’s for not dynamic ability.

Power is a modest 49kW, which is 20kW down on similarly city cars. Torque is though, and with the full available from a standstill it along smartly.

While perky enough when on the move, the i-MiEV can feel on uphill takeoffs.

But you never that the i-MiEV has a limit to how far it travel before it needs A trip computer housed to the digital speedo estimates how far get and it’s a display you spend of time looking at. Thankfully, fairly accurate and if you find running low you can add about 10 kilometres to the by turning off the airconditioning.

When you get home (or to work or the it’s a case of flipping the door and plugging the chunky into a 15-amp plug. The holds 16 kilowatt hours of which means a full will cost about or $3, depending on your plan.

How it

It may be advanced in the drivetrain stakes but the is at the opposite end of the spectrum when it to its driving nous. Small, tyres offer marginal in the dry that turns to poor in the

It’s not helped by the tall, body that leans in albeit not as much as expected all the heavy bits (batteries and are right down low.

are also a bit of a problem for the i-MiEV. travel is minimal, so the descent a large speed bump can its limits.

Comfort and practicality

than the average city the i-MiEV is narrow and smaller popular small cars as the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3.

Up front that lack of is particularly noticeable, with likely to be rubbing shoulders. In the there are only two seats and then it’s close

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