Mitsubishi Electric Car iMiEV Range Sucks

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October 16, 2011. Mitsubishi i-Miev electric The worst car of the year, decade or

It claims range of 62 miles on charge but tries to obfuscate the by hiding it behind its MPGe which is quite a useless for range information.

Range-Anxiety Mitsubishi Owns This Now

iMiEV’s home page part shown here) was about its range and clicking its tab gave us the range information as you see Wow! 60-miles range is an (BTW we took this on October 14, 2011 and on 15th, removed this.) On pressing FAQ tab the topic was related to the range but if one Mitsubishi’s answer one would a term like MPGe is 112 is somewhat related to the range (it is

Based on EPA testing, the Mitsubishi i is with a MPGe of 126 City, 99 for a combined 112 MPGe and a driving of 62 miles.

Deceptive/Misleading Range of Cars

While 62 miles will turn off most of the buyers even though we that the MPGe figure of 112 by Mitsubishi on its website and potentially by its might fool some thinking that the range is 112 and they might buy this assuming that. We believe this quote of 112 MPGe is

Imagine the following plausible at one of Mitsubishi’s dealers:

You: So is its range?

Dealer: Oh MPGe. MPGe is 112 miles which is than that of Nissan

You (thinking MPGe must be technical term related to and trying not to look ignorant): Oh, 112 is not bad.

Dealer (laughing inside): is the contract. Please sign it my colleague washes the car for you to take baby home today. You are so to be the first person to get this (Talking inside —

In Real Life What Range to Expect

Clicking the tab to its range answer in FAQ section we get the text:

Based upon EPA testing methods using driving conditions and climate the EPA has rated the Mitsubishi i with an (Miles per Gallon Equivalent) of 126 99 Highway, 112 Combined, with a range of 62 miles per charge. range will vary on driving/charging habits, speed, weather, temperature, and battery Gradual loss of battery will result with and use.


Wow, such a verbose and we know why. Let’s the second half of it (first is just repetion of previous

Actual range will depending on driving/charging habits, conditions, weather, temperature, and age. Gradual loss of capacity will result time and use.

You arrive at own conclusions. Based on many we believe that in many circumstances it won’t be unreasonable to 30% of more lowering of range to 40 miles or so — when the is new. 30 miles or so in more conditions like severe

This is assuming that one is to charge i-MiEV’s fully. bring us to our next concern.

Can one charge Mitsubishi i-MiEV to Capacity?

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The snapshot taken Mitsubishicars site tells us the Charging at home on 110 volt will take more 22 hours to charge this car to its fullest. Makes it quite What about the 80% charging in 30 Feasible for just a few lucky to such a charging station their reach and its availability at hours.

Here too, is limited to only 80% since it over 80% seems to take a time therefore overheating the and potentially reducing its charging and life. Mitsubishi seems to such a restriction.

Therefore one get the 240 volt charger installed at for the a significant cost and make to charge it for 7-9 hours everyday in to use it daily. How many of us can afford to do it?

Long Drives on Mitsubishi

From Mitsubishi’s website:

The charging infrastructure is developing to the where we foresee that In fact, thousands of public are currently under development the nation. So, in the near future, you may be to take your i on longer

thousands of public quick-chargers. in the future . Well, we are speechless.

Mitsubishi i-Miev electric are for losers. Mitsubishi,as usual, is to deceive public into its lemons. Lots of green on its website to create the image this POS is an environmentally-conscious entity. We are subsidizing this company’s by about $8,000 each so it can put a green sticker on its image! this piece of crap.

write to your congressperson.

Note: Snapshot’s from site are shown for comments on electric cars’ range and times under fair use Our experience is that Mitsubishi has its web site after we catch lying to American consumers and on it.

Last Update: October 16,

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