After just a few days with the 2015 Mitsubishi iMiEV electric car, I have come to realize that range-anxiety is a very true and real thing.
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Coming in second and third place overall as well as setting a new EV class record, Mitsubishi showed up to Pikes Peak not with a roar, but a whine.
Mitsubishi showed off an updated 2014 Mitsubishi iMiEV that featured a leather interior, matte paint, nicer alloys, and a price tag half what it once was!
Mitsubishi’s tiny MiEV electric car has always been cute, but when I first checked it out at the Chicago Auto Show back in 2012, the high price, chintzy interior, and general lack of interior refinement in a car with a nearly $30,000 price tag made it a bit of a no-go … and it seems […]
Though I often write about electric vehicles, my opportunities to drive them have mostly been limited to car shows and special events. That all changed a couple of weeks ago when I was given three full days to test out Mitsubishi’s entry into the EV market. Known around the world as the i-Miev, here in America it will be called simply the “Mitsubishi i,” and it currently represents the most affordable EV on the market that isn’t a go kart.
But only just. Read on for the rest of my “one-sentence” review.
Pikes Peak has a long and exciting history of motorsports action, and that history has taken a new twist with the recent influx of purpose-built electric racers. This year’s Race to the Clouds will see electric vehicles from Mitsubishi, Monster Tajima, and a converted BMW M3 from EV’s West. Now Toyota is throwing its hat into the ring with a new version of the electric racer that set a Nurburgring lap record for EV’s called the TMG EV P002.
Pikes Peak is fast becoming the go-to place for electric vehicle competition. Major automakers, privateers, and EV conversion shops alike are bringing a variety of electric vehicles to the Race to the Clouds. Mitsubishi has announced that it will be entering a race-prepped version of their i-MiEV electric car, which looks infinitely cooler than the […]
The potential of an electric car to be a rolling storehouse of electricity goes beyond just personal use, according to Mitsubishi; Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation just opened a test facility to evaluate the potential for electric cars to stabilize the power grid. The facility in question is named “M-tech Labo” (presumably […]
Mitsubishi has made the i-MiEV into more than just a car – now it really is a giant mobile battery as well as a super-cute mode of transportation. Mitsubishi Motors will be offering an option to new car buyers (and presumably existing i-MiEV owners as well) through its dealers on April 27th, 2012 – the […]
Still super-cute on the outside and well-built under the hood, Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV is taking on a new challenge. An i-MiEV-based prototype will be participating in the 2012 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado this year, also known as The Race to the Clouds. The i-MiEV as-is won’t be participating; rather, components from the production […]
Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV, whatever its reception in the American market, is moving all over the world. The latest stop for the super-cute little EV is Thailand, where Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and the Thai company NED have signed a memorandum of understanding. NED (Natural Energy Development Co., Ltd.) is a power company devoted to developing renewable energy. […]
Mitsubishi brought a couple of i-MiEVs to the Chicago Auto Show, one in white and one in a gorgeous plum purple. Since I’ve written about the capabilities and specs of the i-MiEV multiple times, I don’t think I need to go into that here, but I did come to a realization while poking at the […]
Blue striping on a white background makes the eleven new cars roaming the streets of Berlin immediately recognizable as emergency vehicles (although the word “POLICE” in white text down the side doesn’t hurt). What’s invisible to the average eye is that underneath the hood, these vehicles are rather more green than blue. These are the […]
Cute isn’t a concept that car people – or tech people – often talk about, but how good something looks can be just as important as how well it works. With that in mind, I present to you the five cutest electric vehicles presented in 2011! They are – one might say – Electro-Cute. Number […]
Putting on a few pounds and expanding around the edges hasn’t hurt the i-MiEV’s energy efficiency at all. According to the EPA’s 2012 fuel economy guidelines, the i-MiEV has a top-notch ranking – it’s number one. According to the EPA, the combined city/highway mileage that can be expected from the i-MiEV is 112MPGe, with the […]
Mitsubishi sales in America have been sinking for some time, to the point where the small Japanese automaker has killed off most of their lineup to make room for electric and hybrid vehicles. Mitsubishi will unveil two of these vehicles, a hybrid crossover and a small car that could get up to 70 mpg on Japan’s testing cycle.
The enlargement of small cars in America is no secret and no surprise – it’s been happening for years. Part of it is the American assumption that bigger = better, but changing safety regulations also have to be taken into account. The North American i-MiEV…
Although we certainly didn’t arrive early enough to be at the front of this joyous funeral procession, I made my way to the front to see the Fisker Karma in action, then turned around and filmed almost the entire length of the parade.
TGIF, am I right? It has been another long week, but thankfully the weekend is here in full force. So let’s take a brief look at some of yesterday’s news highlights, including the world’s longest solar bridge, the Renault Twizy gets priced, and one website asks if high speed rail can be saved.
The name Gordon Murray may mean something to you if you are a fan of Formula One racing. If not, well just know that this race car designer has penned some of the world’s most memorable supercars. Now he is using his skills to help solve the problem of sustainable transportation. His electric sports car, the Teewave AR1, certainly looks fast. Too bad it’s slower than a Prius.