IMiEV Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle

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Mitsubishi has been showing a of electric cars at auto starting in Tokyo back in they didn’t show the recent iteration, the one that be the production version, until the Frankfurt Auto show.

The is based on Mitsubishi’s i line of which are quite popular in The four door i-Miev is 11ft 1inches, 4ft 10inches and 5ft 3inches tall but feels roomier inside.


The car is powered by a 16KWh Li Ion battery pack GS Yuasa Corporation which a 47KW Permanent magnet motor that produces 133 pounds of torque. This the i-MiEV a top speed of 80mph and a of up to 100 miles in ideal conditions but like 70 miles in normal day to day

The car also comes with two ports, one will accept 110V for a charge time of 12 hrs, or 220V for a charge of around 6 hours. The second is for fast charging and can be connected to a charger that will the car from 0 to 80% in thirty minutes. The charger was added to allow such as apartment owners, who normally have access to a in their parking area, or who to park on the street, be able to get a at charging stations set up at places shopping centers and convenience

Inside the car looks like a i-car but the gauges have different meanings. The speedometer is a read-out in the center of the console is dominated by a large analog that shows the direction of of electrons, moving to the right charge is pulled from the and moving to the left as the batteries via the regenerative braking system.

The drive selector is a standard that allows Park, Neutral, Drive, Eco and Brake. In the full power of the batteries is to give the car plenty of go off the line. In Eco the motor output is limited to 45bhp reducing the current from the batteries and extending

In Brake the regenerative braking is dialed up to simulate engine

Driving the i-MiEV is as simple as your foot on the brake, the shift into drive or then pressing the accelerator. The car of with very smooth and is peppy enough to keep up traffic even in down-town LA.

The thing you notice about the car is how it is. There is no whine from the like you get with most vehicles, and even the noise wind and tires on the road is The car also rides very on the bumpy roads around LA.

The is light but precise.

The regenerative on the car is an absolute joy. Regen is into the system by way of the accelerator not the brake pedal. When you your foot off the accelerator regen slows the car gradually, the way you would expect a gas car to react.

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Pressing the brake pedal regenerative braking smoothly the car.

When driving a steep hill, the shift can be into brake mode and the speed will be held just like if you had downshifted in a gas The main difference is that in the the recaptured energy is fed back the batteries.

Mitsubishi recently 4 i-MiEV to Southern California who are putting the car thorough its paces in fleet. The cars are also fleet tested in Japan.

The isn’t just a science either. Mitsubishi plans on around 2000 of them in for use in fleet applications in Japan. has it that Mitsubishi UK has also a portion of these vehicles, all of will be right hand for sale in the UK.

Mitsubishi have had a web site at http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/i-ev/register.asp for UK residents to register in the i-MiEV and response has reportedly very strong. The car is expected to go on to the general public in both the UK and in 2010, and Mitsubishi are also sales in other EU countries.

The car was at the 2008 LA auto show, and were evaluating response to the car as of their decision on bringing the car to the US. I hope that they do the car here because this is one of the electric vehicles that I driven and I am sure that if the is reasonable that Mitsubishi sell a lot of them.

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