Concept-Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Preview | J.D. Power

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Mitsubishi doubtless surprised a few visitors to the New York Auto in March 2008, by promoting a of small electric cars. for sale next year in the egg-shaped 4-door i MiEV is undergoing testing by six utility in that country, where a road-testing program is underway. strongly hints that a i MiEV might also be a for sale in the U.S. market.

Testing in America is scheduled to in fall of 2008.

Right to the i MiEV hatchback stood an EV of a stripe-though largely identical the skin. Comparably minicar-sized, the i Sport Concept bears resemblance to its hatchback cousin. The looks like it would fit into the mini-hatchback league in or Europe-but could be a harder in the U.S.

Mitsubishi’s i MiEV Sport, in takes the stubby-nose profile and it into a mini-contender, with of the Volkswagen New Beetle that in 1998.

If fuel prices to skyrocket, the prospects for a commuter car can be charged overnight at home-or at work or in another location-might A sporty-looking coup_ that on batteries might provide an inducement to uncertain prospects. it’s still in concept however, availability of the i MiEV in either Japan or the U.S. uncertain.

Mitsubishi isn’t the Japanese automaker to talk mini-sized electric vehicles at the New show. Subaru announced a pair of them soon undergo testing by the New York Authority. Nissan announced a electric car, intended for in Japan by 2010 and in the U.S. two years later.

Exterior Design

Like the i hatchback, the Sport coup_ has a layout, with a cab-forward Built on the same 100.4-inch as the i MiEV 4-door version, the coup_ is slightly longer 135.5 inches. Measuring 63 wide, the coup_ is just 55 tall and aluminum wheels 175/45R17 tires.

MacPherson make up the front suspension, a DeDion axle at the rear.

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As at the 2008 New York Auto and the Tokyo show in fall of the i MiEV Sport was painted green, said to evoke of nature and the environment. The pearlescent changes hue when viewed in sunlight. Triangular quarter and side-panel crease enhance the sporty appearance.

Interior Design

Inside the of the Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport is a geometric design, combining materials with blue lighting. White and dark interior colors blend mesh materials and genuine Instruments sit in a large cluster of the driver.


Based on the structure as the i MiEV hatchback, Mitsubishi’s environmental flagship, the i Sport uses an electric within each front plus a single motor for the wheels. That makes it a (4WD) vehicle, with S-AWC vehicle dynamics system. S-AWC integrated the system with E-AYC Active Yaw Control, anti-lock and Active Stability Control.

Mitsubishi claims a top speed of 180 per hour (111 mph), and a per charge of 200 kilometers (124

Lithium-ion batteries sit under the while the inverter and charger go the luggage compartment. That helps produce a lower of gravity and improve front/rear distribution, the company says. The coup_ is built with an space frame structure, and the uses many aluminum


Mitsubishi claims the i MiEV Sport’s lithium-ion can be charged in a regular household AC in 17 hours (8.5 hours at 200 AC). Quick-charging to 80 percent of takes 35 minutes. Total voltage is 330. A separate socket is installed. Mitsubishi a wireless charging system has installed in the Sport Concept.

An recycling system includes braking, along with solar panels and wind fans, to maximize use of natural

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