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Road Test: 2011 i-MiEV

Here is the perfect car. The new Mitsubishi i-MiEV. is a plug-in electric car and it s quite It s quiet and enviromentally friendly, smoothly and comfortably, can accomodate adults, is easy to park in the and most of all, it is very fun to The elctric motor in the i-MiEV 67 horsepower, which sounds little.

But it also develops 180 metres of torque, which is instantly, right from the up to 2000rpm. This makes the with the i-MiEV very fun in the traffic. Because the electric has a high torque output and it can 8000rpm, it requires only one

The transmission includes a conventional but no reverse gear is required. R (reverse) is selected, the electric just spins in the opposite So technically this car could go as backwards as it does forwards, but Mitsubishi has limited the top speed.

When driving forward the top is 130 km/h, and when driving the reverse, it s probably a bit less. goes easily even on the but the city this cars place. Without any gear acceleration goes very When you press the acceleration there is no lag but the electric motor is ready to go.

With a lot of torque right from the zero and because no gear changes are i-MiEV can accelerate from quite nicely. It s nice to some other drivers on the who seem to think that cars are very poor their performance.

i-MiEV has a efficient regenerative braking. the accelerator pedal is released, the functions as a power generator, the kinetic energy into to recharge the traction battery. The of this engine braking can be varied by selecting one of the three modes from the gearshift. D is for urban driving, tuned to be efficient. B mode increases braking even more and can be in the city or during downhill

C mode decreases the regenerative to offer a smoother driving Especially with the B driving the i-MiEV can drop its speed fast when the acceleration is released without the braking coming on. This should be when driving in the city and is driving very close to the

Otherwise the regenerative is a great and when you get use to it, you don t need to use the brake as much any more.

The only bad thing in the i-MiEV is its driving range. With a charge, you have a driving of 150 kilometres (94 miles). Although in it seems that something 120 kilometres (75 miles) is more Using the air condition or the heater the driving range even

On the display there is a large speedometer and the Energy Usage If you would like get a longer range, you should try to keep the in the Energy Usage Indicator the green ’Eco’ zone driving. Releasing the accelerator or moves the needle into the ‘Charge’ zone. On the display is a small circular screen reports the status of the traction charge in 16 segments.

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A low energy indicator flashes when 2 segments remain visible. screen also displays the lever position. the driving display can be found from the small screen. It shows the range remaining on current battery charge level, is calculated on energy consumption the last 15 miles.

This Range Remaining is very useful, when the next moment to charge the battery pack.

The traction pack powers the electric air conditioning and cabin heater. devices are powered by a conventional 12V battery, charged by the traction via a DC-DC converter integrated the on-board charger. The traction pack is located below the floor. It consists 88 lithium-ion cells connected in series to 330V/16kWh. There is alsa an unit that converts the battery’s DC output voltage a 3-phase AC supply required by the motor.

The traction battery can be through a normal domestic supply. There is an on-board which converts AC voltage to a charging voltage for the traction A full charge can take 6-8 i-MiEV is supplied with a charging cable and the charging is located on the rear right-hand of the vehicle. On the left side of the there is a rapid charging that is designed to be compatible the standardised connector on the end of the rapid unit s heavy-duty cable.

If there is a rapid charging available, i-MiEV can be charged empty to 80% full  in just 30

i-MiEV has a lightweight steel body. The car s dimensions are quite length 3475mm, width and heigth 1610mm. The wheels are at the each corner of the car, so the 2550mm is quite long that the total length of the car is 3475mm. At the front axle has MacPherson strut, while at the there is a 3-link de Dion

The electric motor is at the rear so i-MiEV is a rear-wheel drive. has a low centre of gravity which improves car s driving dynamics. It not a sporty, but quite fun to drive aroound corners. i-MiEV is with ABS and EBD and has also the traction and the active stability control as

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