On a stand-
One can stand 2016 Mitsubishi I-MiEV.
There's nothing to compare to it, it's not a bad car, and there's an extra attraction, that is, it's running on electricity.
This was the case when it was launched in 2012.
Its only competitor is Nissan Leaf, but since then there has been such a big change in the field of electric vehicles.
Unfortunately, Mitsubishi I-
MiEV has stalled and is overtaken by competitors.
Mitsubishi pointed out that I-
MiEV is the cheapest electric car on the road, starting at $22,995 (
Before the $850 destination fee).
The company also cited a federal tax credit of $7,500.
Massachusetts has a $2,500 rebate.
You'll need to talk to tax professionals, though, about how tax credits and tax rebates work.
This is the price of the battery, turning the car that is basically $12,000 into a $23,000 car.
MiEV just feels the door is cheap and looks like it has the weight of cat food cans and the interior is filled with hard plastic surfaces.
Mitsubishi may be smart not to seek the title of "lowest price" but to inject extra premium material into the car, even if it means a higher MSRP.
Other cars, such as Ford Fox electric, Volkswagen eGolf and Nissan Leaf, are much better decorated, though at a higher price.
They also received an additional price range, which proves that their high price is reasonable.
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Friendly Luxury Car: Lithium-for those interested in numbers-
The Ion main drive battery pack consists of 88 separate batteries.
Its total energy storage capacity is 16 KW.
The EPA says it has a range of 62 miles.
During the week I was driving, the meter always showed 72 miles, and I observed miles-per-
A mile equal to meter.
My wife is driving a Mitsubishi to and from work, about 46 miles.
It went out full of electricity and came back about 27 miles left.
She sacrificed the AC just because we were not sure if she could use it and take it home.
It turned out to be an unreasonable problem.
Charging was confusing at first because Mitsubishi I-
MiEV has ports on both sides of the car.
On the one hand, more traditional charging is provided through standard home sockets or more powerful home charging stations at home.
The other is high. speed charging.
The standard socket will make the car fully charged in 14 hours, but it will take you a long time.
The Level 2 charging station will complete the work within 7 hours. A high-
Speed Charger can bring I-
MiEV charges up to 80% in less than 30 minutes.
Once on the road, Mitsubishi I-
MiEV is happy enough to drive.
It has three drive modes.
D provides the highest performance.
When B helps you charge your battery through a regenerative brake, Eco helps you the most with your charge.
When you brake frequently, it is better to use B.
On the highway, you need to be at station D to have any chance to change lanes. The 0-
60 Mitsubishi I-
MiEV in 13-15 seconds range
As mentioned earlier, Mitsubishi I-
MiEV has left a lot of things to look forward to, but not something without redemption.
The seats in the diamond pattern look beautiful and the central stack is easy to use.
HVAC vents and door handles are well designed.
Instrument is a defect.
An artificial fuel meter that shows the remaining power takes up too much space.
The left rule is what people are going to rely on and it should be more prominent.
The model we are driving has an optional navigation package for $2,000.
It includes a seven.
Handheld screen and navigation package
Free link system with Bluetooth, USB, redundant steering wheel control and rearview mirror system.
No navigation pack, Mitsubishi I-
In addition to heating the seat, MiEV lacks technology.
Heating the seat is a must for protection
Any electric car.
They help reduce demand for energy.
Even if the driver is alone, the drainage heating will warm the entire cabin.
When MiEV loaded the airbag, the total obtained from the National Highway Transport Safety Administration was only four stars.
Its side impact rating is three stars.
These scores need to be higher on a small car.
MiEVTHE BASICSPrice, base (
Destination): $23,845. Fuel economy (equivalent)
: 126 city/99 Road/112 union.
Transmission System: Single
Electric cars. Body: Four-The door is very compact.
Specficichairpower: 66 hp @ 3,000 to 6,000 rpm.
Torque: 145 @ 0 to 3,000 rpm.
Total length 1447 in. Wheelbase: 100. 4 in. Height: 63. 6 in. Width: 62. 4 in.
Curb weight: 2,579.
Good thing for Mitsubishi I
MiEV is the lowest-priced electric vehicle in the United States. S.
This makes it a good way to explore alternative fuel car lifestyles.
BADThe Mitsubishi I-
As a car, MiEV feels too unimportant. as an electric car, this is a viable option.
Its interior space is narrow, its design is clumsy, and it is not overcome by instantaneous torque.
2016 Mitsubishi I-bottom line
MiEV is far behind its competitors in the growing field of electric vehicles.
The only compelling reason to buy one is the price.