2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Long Term Road Test – Miscellaneous

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2012 Mitsubishi iThumbs Up?

September 25, 2012

I left the office last ready to start my staycation, I on the semi-busy freeway. It was actually a little and a pickup truck five guys in it pulled up to me and honked until I looked Then they gave me a up for the car.

That only when we drive something like the Nissan GT-R. I was a surprised because despite the peculiar looks, it usually get much attention from commuters.

But then I went to at a local restaurant where the know where I work. always come out in the parking lot to see I am driving. One of the guys didn’t its looks or interior materials.

But the owner who is a woman in her seventies it was cute and very practical for her around town.

As I drove last week, keeping to my own I noticed seniors looking at the Perhaps it has found its audience, I haven’t seen any on the road. you?

Donna DeRosa, Editor

2012 Mitsubishi iGash

September 25, 2012

Who be so cruel to a tiny electric It’s like punching a bear.

Donna DeRosa, Editor

2012 Mitsubishi iNo Honor Among Green

August 30, 2012

Sharp commuters will immediately something missing here: the carpool stickers. I took the EV recently and jumped in assuming it had carpool stickers. But once on the I had an uneasy feeling. As I was unplugging the cord, I hadn’t taken to verify that the stickers in place.

In stop and go traffic, I tried to see the of the stickers in the shiny car next to me. No go. I slogged through traffic and until I got home to discover the truth.

Apparently someone off the two side stickers leaving the one on the rear bumper. So keep eyes open for a Silverado in the lanes with our stickers.

Reed, Senior Consumer Editor @ 1,770 miles

Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Pikes Results

August 14, 2012

when I told you that was running two types of i MiEV in the Pikes Peak International Climb and you all LOL#39;d.

Well, the i MiEV Evolution finished in 2nd in the electric category. The course was miles long with 156

Driver Hiroshi Masuoka with a lap time of 10 minutes, seconds which put him 8th overall out of the 170 participating.

The regular production i finished 6th in the electric vehicle as driven by off-road racer Gordon. Here#39;s what she had to

The Mitsubishi i MiEV was awesome. It a lot more power #150; torque #150; than I had The handling was also very because so much of the car#39;s #150; the electric motor and batteries #150; sit so low in the chassis.

This allowed me to carry more speed into the than I expected, and the torque the electric motor helps to the car out of the corners. The car is really peppy. my car was 100% stock, I can definitely see cars succeeding in motorsports.

DeRosa, Managing Editor

Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Ready for Peak Hill Cimb

07, 2012

Not our long-termer, of course. that be a hoot. But there be two i-MiEVs making the climb.

A i-MiEV Evolution prototype was specifically for the Pikes Peak course, which is more 12 miles long and features 156

The i-MiEV Evo has the same electric and batteries as the production model but according to Mitsubishi features a sculpted carbon-fiber body, a chassis, a unique tri-motor and an advanced form of Mitsubishi Control (AWC) all-wheel

The i-MiEV Evo will be driven by rally racer Hiroshi

A regular production model just like ours but for racing and safety, will make the run. It has a few aerodynamic and a roll cage, but it rides on the tires as the regular i-MiEV. It be piloted by off-road racer Gordon.

Here are some

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Twin?

July 26, 2012

The i is what as known as a Kei car in Japan. basically means a tiny car a tiny engine (which exceed 660cc in displacement). in other parts of the world its introduction some six years ago a 660cc turbocharged engine, the Mitsu in that form seem to be a hoot. At least what this British journo thought back it debuted.

You know, the whole a slow car fast being fun than the inverse deal.

A lower price tag, a (around town, anyway) gas engine and none of that range anxiety might be to change all the negative opinions of the i. Then again, even out, it would still like a clown car.

DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ miles

2012 Mitsubishi Too Little Too Late

July 23,

Many editors are reluctant to this little EV home with a range of about 63 they can#39;t make it and back without charging. And at 110 volts. as Dan Edmunds documented in his takes way too long. Since I own a Nissan Leaf, I have 240 charging at my house, so that a problem for me.

Unfortunately, with the port in the right rear, means I have to back my garage from a tight in the alley.

But that was the least of the problems.

Let me say up front that I wanted to this car because I believe EVs will have an important in our transportation landscape. But the i MiEV does electric cars a Anyone driving it will be off and believe all the bad things that The Man about electric cars.

So has been written about car that I don#39;t want to it all. A few things that me were the price ($31,125 adding options) poor position, the barebones interface, the of a charging status light and the short wheel base of the car. There is also little rear storage

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I did like the responsiveness of the electric train with immediate at most speeds. It has a great radius and easily fits in parking spaces. The range actually prove to be better advertised since I drove 32 in eco mode and used only 18 miles of range.

And, my wife thought it looked

Sadly, the i MiEV, together its awkward name, came too to the party. And with the Nissan widely available, and Honda, and Tesla releasing new EVs into the place, the forecast is not good for odd little vehicle.

Philip Senior Consumer Advice @1,578 miles

2012 i-MiEV: A New Place to Get Charged

19, 2012

The only surprising about all this is that it Whole Foods this to offer this amenity. is Santa Monica, after all a city in which green a color, it#39;s a way of life.

Have there been any new stations launched in your of the woods?

Warren Clarke, Content Editor

2012 i-MiEV: About That

July 11, 2012

Yesterday#39;s charging vigil (my 15-hour was way off) was aided somewhat by the control that came our 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. it I was able to check the charging from inside the house.

As Takahashi said some ago it does more than I could have programmed a to wait for cheaper overnight I could have fired up the A/C inside the house to pre-cool the

And if I had a faster 240V charge at home I might have done those things.

For me little plug icon was the key As long as it was visible I knew the wasn#39;t full. You#39;d the battery icon below do the job, too, but it maxes out at like 80% full.

Last I checked 80% wasn#39;t equal to and as if to hammer that point the i MiEV spent another 5 on the charger after that bar came on. Useless; this a camera.

And so the disappearance of the plug was the only sure sign the battery was absolutely full, charging was well and truly An actual percent-full readout have been significantly useful.

And yeah, that is a rubber Mike Schmidt pulled contraption out of circulation weeks ago the snap-together plastic case at the seam. How about some Metal would be nice.

barely driven the i MiEV and already proven that no way the remote could survive 4 of swinging around at the end of a keychain, lighty tossed onto a or banging around inside a

A smartphone app would have far better on so many levels.

Dan Director of Vehicle Testing @ miles

2012 Mitsubishi Crash Test Results Not As As Leaf and Volt

June 27,

Crash test results are in for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. According to the consumer website of the NHTSA, the i earned an overall safety of 4 out of 5 stars. The Nissan Leaf and Volt has earned 5 out of 5 stars.

In crash tests, the i MiEV 4 of 5 stars. In side crash it earned 3 of 5 and in rollover test 4 of 5.

the side barrier tests of the an interior door panel the torso of the rear passenger earning the rear seating only 2 of 5 stars.

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