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Mitsubishi iMiev is now the cheapest car

Thursday, 5 December 2013

iMiev is now the cheapest electric

The biggest improvement electric need is in the price. And the latest maker to make that is Mitsubishi, which just the price of its golf-cartlike iMiev by than 20 percent, to $23,845. a $6,130 price drop $29,975. (Toyota recently the price on the Prius Plug-In.)

In addition, Mitsubishi has added standard features, such as heated seats, CHAdeMO DC charge port, rear speakers, leather steering trim, passenger-side vanity fog lights, and aluminum wheels. these standard features the deal, they do underscore how barebones the car was previously.

The iMiev is eligible for a $7,500 federal vehicle tax credit that the price down to $16,345, or where other state and credits are available. Even at reduced price, it still a lot of for a car that feels like more than an enclosed cart. The appeal lies in providing attainable access the world of pure-electric cars. At price, it becomes more as a second, occasional-use car. our alternative fuel hub for more on cars and hybrids.)

When we tested the i-Miev, we it may fulfill its mission as a basic, urban runabout, but it’s not a car in anyone will be happy time.

The i-MiEV feels tinny, and slow, with handling and a bumpy ride. And its cruising range—barely 60 miles in our you on a tight leash. Charging are long, spanning between 6 and 7 for a full charge using

The Spartan interior is cramped and with seating limited to people. Finally, the car’s size and slow responses you feel vulnerable sharing the with real cars.

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Green-conscious buyers looking for transport would clearly be off laying out some extra for a more usable and pleasant such as the Ford Focus or Nissan Leaf. (Read: it comes to electric cars, shows Mitsubishi how it’s for those not ready to make the into pure electrics, the semi-electric Chevrolet Volt or a hybrid, such as the Toyota would be a better fit.

—Eric Evarts

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