Test Drive 2010 Mitsubishi i MiEV

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Test Drive: 2010 i- MiEV

Could  i- MiEV be the eco-car?

Mitsubishi Motors has the i-MiEV as their ultimate that brings to market an of the company’s environmental efforts a sustainable coexistence with the and its natural resources.

Development of the concept began five ago with internal company as to what would actually the “ultimate eco-car.” After debate the conclusion reached was i-MiEV, an electric vehicle satisfied the following requirements: it produce clean, nonpolluting that it produce minimal CO2 and aiding in the reduction of global and that it make minimal use of the supply of oil resources.

The i-MiEV is 100-percent by electrical power and is a vehicle, which means drive-time CO2 emissions are zero. The also saves some gallons of gasoline a year. As a the i-MiEV personifies Mitsubishi Drive@earth corporate tagline, as “Driving the earth; living the earth” ideals.

The primary energy system for the consists of: the electric motor, on-board charger, DC/DC an inverter, battery modules and battery.

Power for the i-MiEV from a high-efficiency, compact and permanent magnet synchronous motor that incorporates a neodymium magnet and optimized rotor design. It is a new-type of developed in the mid-1990s, and the magnet is the in commercial use.

The motor at a maximum speed of 8500 rpm and the same 47 kW (3000 – 6000 of power as Mitsubishi’s, gasoline “i minicar. As a basic characteristic of the motor it generates very torque from very low 180 Nm (0 – 2000 rpm) almost that of the “i” minicar’s 94 Nm. compact and lightweight motor better motive performance and is 10 cm shorter and narrower as well as 30 kg than the “i” minicar’s engine. The is a specially designed single-speed gear type with no as the motor serves to deliver the function.

The motor, transmission and drive are all mounted aft, driving the wheels.

There are three charging modes: normal modes in both 100V and applications, and a quick charging Regenerative braking represents yet another when the vehicle is decelerating equivalent of engine braking), the generates de-celeration torque and the function of the brakes is activated. deceleration the motor acts as a with the electrical energy being stored in the drive

The i-MiEV is water-cooled utilizing the from the “i” minicar from it is derived. The cooling system cools the inverter, on-board and DC/DC converter.

In terms of its appearance, the i-MiEV is a 5-door sub-compact or mini car that futuristic design cues. the Smart For2, it seats comfortable with room for items behind the rear Excellent outward visibility is with a large greenhouse and area.

Overhangs are short both and aft.

The interior features all the amenities found in a sub-compact – electric or gasoline. Upholstery is cloth with well-formed and seats. Gauges and switchgear are placed for optimum user with special gauges and providing specific information to charge levels, energy and current energy level as well as approximate range, is of course subject to driving and topography.

My test 2010 i-MiEV came in a right drive configuration, which can be a disconcerting for some. The gearshift is to the left, and the directional signal is on the right, with left and directions reversed. Not a major in case. My Blue and White test car practically shouted with all of the demonstrative graphics the exterior.

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Pricing has yet to be announced for the i-MiEV is scheduled to go on sale on our shores as a model, but it is expected to be in a range from $24,000 to under before any governmental tax credits are no doubt bringing the total down considerably.

SUMMARY: The is actually fun to drive, even in its drive configuration. After and upon startup, the only that you’re ready to is a chime signal and ready in the unique IP. The car is whisper quiet stationary, and only emits a discernable whir when

Tire noise on the road is actually more prevalent.

The gate provides the following Park, Reverse, Drive, Eco and B, allows for the same torque and as the Drive setting, but at the same maximizes regenerative braking and storage during deceleration or heavy The Eco setting minimizes power from that of the Drive and thereby conserves energy.

The range on a full charge can be up to 100 dependent upon driving and conditions, and the use of on-board electronic Maximum speed is about 80 which at that rate of course diminish stored quite rapidly. Charging varies through the on-board charger: to achieve a full at 100V the time is roughly 14 7 hours are required at 200V; and the special Quick charger, an 80 recharge may be accomplished in approximately 30

The ride quality of the i-MiEV is comfortable despite the low-roliing tires, and the handling characteristics are responsive and nimble.

Is a plug-in, vehicle the way to go? It actually depends the individual and the intended use and requirements. people will obviously get a out of the i-MiEV, while for others who more range; it won’t fill the bill for everyday

It is certainly ideal for commuters who roughly 30 miles or less way daily, or for longer commutes up to 60 or 70 with access to a charging in between.

Bottom line, the is positioned to serve as a major player in the quest for sustainable It definitely costs much to operate than a similar vehicle, and tax credits are sure to its purchase more attractive.

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