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Mitsubishi i EV: The One Sentence Review

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.

September 4th

Toyota Bringing Record Setting EV To Pikes Peak

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.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution To Compete In Pikes Peak

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 […]

Mitsubishi Builds Smart Grid/EV Research Center

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 […]

April 16th

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV's Next Stop is Thailand

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. […]

February 16th

Initiative 120: Berlin Police Adopt EVs and Hybrids

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 […]

January 25th

Mitsubishi's i-MiEV is Awesome (Says the EPA)

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 […]

November 19th

i-MiEV Comes To America, Gets Bigger

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…

November 4th

Gordon Murrays Teewave AR1 EV Looks Fast, But Isn’t

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.

September 22nd