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Mitsubishi Cuts $6,000 Its Latest Electric Car

Price not be the only barrier to compact, vehicles in the U.S.

December 6,


Mitsubishi Motors will more than $6,000 off the of its 2014 all-electric i-MiEV .

The in price comes with new features, such as a battery system, heated side-view and a DC quick-charging port that the Japanese CHAdeMO standard .

The reduction in price brings the car nearly $30,000 to about With the federal tax credit, the is $15,495.

Many of the upgraded are stylistic, such as a leather-covered wheel. There is also an to the Level 1 charging cable. It can now between 8 and 12 amps.

Charging at 12 cuts the 22 hours needed for a charge down to about 14

The 20 percent price slash is to what other electric car have done. At the beginning of the for example, Nissan Leaf its price by about 18 percent. and Ford also reduced the of their electric offerings.

Mitsubishi didn’t even a 2013 model i-MiEV in the because of slow sales, to the website PluginCars. Conversely, the notes that the Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid has been in the U.S. because of robust for the vehicle in Europe and Japan. It hit the U.S. market until at 2015.

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It’s not entirely surprising Americans didn’t take to the i-MiEV, no matter what the Although customers are increasingly on fuel efficiency, midsize and utility vehicles still up the bulk of the most popular in the U.S.

If customers can get over the sticker shock of electric which are higher in price comparable gas-powered cars, would likely find the lifetime operating costs are as one study found.

As car makers down prices because of of scale and battery breakthroughs, the could become even for EVs. There have been efforts to finance 2 chargers at the time of the car purchase. recently introduced a charging that s about half the of most other Level 2 on the market.

But the question remains whether the costs of cars and chargers can down fast enough as and state incentives are discontinued.

car makers are taking different to making electric options beyond just price BMW’s i3 will cost $42,000, but has the option to add a range and allows drivers to borrow gas from BMW for longer trips. The is banking that a concierge will be worth the price tag and range anxiety.

It is not clear exactly where the point will be for electric or if it will even come as cars feature better economy. But the increasing electric and hybrid options at different points, and with different features, could offer the a boost in 2014.

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