2012 Mitsubishi i Review: Car Reviews

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Mitsubishi i

A cheap car with an expensive

FAST FACTS

1. The i’s electric is rated at the equivalent of 66-hp and of torque.

2. Charge times with 22 hours on a conventional outlet, 7 hours on a 240-volt and an impressive 30 minutes for an 80 percent with a special quick-charger.

3. The battery pack contains 88 cells and boasts an 8-year, mile warranty.

4. A De Dion rear suspension helps surprisingly good cornering Plus, it’s rear-wheel

5. Pricing starts at $29,125 and a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit it to $21,625

Automakers, beset by government meddling as it relates to and fuel economy requirements, are at various ways to meet the ahead. And certainly, when it to urban environments and shorter driving, EVs are seen as a logical

At present, there are two ‘mainstream’ vehicles on sale in North the pure electric Nissan and the extended range Chevy which uses a gas engine to range beyond 40 miles.

The third, which is on sale the time you read this, is the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle, a car like the Leaf represents effort at all-electric propulsion. new to our shores, the i or i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle) as its known in markets, has been buzzing Europe and Japan for some 18 now, though the version the pond is slightly different.

To with, it’s narrower. In to better appeal to American (and sizes), our model is 4.3-inches wider. That in most other aspects quite alternative by small car

The conventional 660 cc gas engined Japanese Market K-class i mini on which this is based, the trend in featuring a motor amidships under the rear driving the back tires.

MORE SPACIOUS, MORE THAN YOU’D THINK

Mitsubishi i

FUN TO YES REALLY

What is interesting, is in brake mode (best for stop and go city driving the car’s regenerative braking works most effectively), it feel like the car was dragging a behind it.

CHARCHING OPTIONS

In terms of the thing, Mitsubishi provides different options, two with located on the right side of the one on the left. The first is a 120-volt (that includes a portable cable that comes the car), which is designed to be in at home. Using this the i takes around 22 hours to charge.

The second option, a EVSE outlet, can restore capacity in some seven On the left side is an optional DC charging receptacle, which can approximately 80 percent battery in just 30 minutes, though at such charging stations are few and far

In addition, Mitsubishi doesn’t using the DC quick charging too often as it can drastically shorten the of the battery pack (it’s rated to last eight

CAN’T ESCAPE RANGE

One thing we did note when the i is that range anxiety very much a problem, on the West Coast. It becomes apparent if the battery pack is depleted or more. During our loop, which took in Freeway driving and steep it took less than 18 for the battery pack to become from half charge, so planning a journey you need to bear in mind the route taking as well as the location of stations.

According to the EPA, the i EV boasts an miles per gallon rating of 126 in the and 99 on the open road.

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