Mitsubishi announces two new versions of its iMiEV electric vehicle

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Mitsubishi announces two new versions of its electric vehicle

Jul 11, 2011 by Bob

( — In what to be an increasingly crowded market, car maker Mitsubishi Motors has two new versions of its i-MiEV model vehicle. Both are pint-sized as opposed to the competition, the Nissan and Chevy volt, both of are significantly bigger compacts. The two new are the M and G; the former is meant to be a lower version, while the latter a longer driving range.

To get the price down on the M, the company has the amount of charge the battery can by 35%, though the company the real world reduction in range is actually just 25% due to the of a charging mechanism that into effect whenever the is pressed; it s range is now 120km from 160, for the current

The G version on the other hand has an range; it s now 180km, which is due to new batteries and also the introduction of the charging mechanism. It also with a remote control allows the owner to pick a time for the vehicle to take of off-hours electric rates, and to on the air-conditioning before the driver along with some extras, such as heated a leather-trim interior, LED headlights and a system as standard options.

The M model will list at million yen (about US$23,133), with the Japanese government the price drops to 2.98 and will go on sale in Japan on 25. The G model will list at 3.8 yen with a subsidized price of million and is expected to appear in sometime next month.

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The i-MiEV electric vehicle

officials say the changes to the existing are all based on customer input and in a nod to the electric grid issues in as a result of the March 11 earthquake, the is offering an AC adaptor with the that will be made that can be used to run electric

The announcement of the two new versions of the i-MiEV, on the heels of the announcement of the new EPA ratings for vehicles in the United States, the i-MiEV received an impressive 112 (miles per gallon equivalent) puts it ahead of both the Leaf and the Tesla Roadster.

It s not yet been announced when of the new versions of the i will be available of Japan.

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