Mitsubishi i-MiEV now on sale in Malaysia for RM136,118

20 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Mitsubishi i-MiEV now on sale in Malaysia for RM136,118
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-MiEV launched in for RM136k #8211; the first vehicle to be sold in this

The electric age has begun in Malaysia Mitsubishi officially launching the today, the first all-electric to be sold here. Going electric has been a long for Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, who registered the EV way back in 2011. An Pilot Demonstration Program in followed suit in 2012, the official launch teasers earlier this week.

The (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric goes on sale to the Malaysian for a hefty RM136,118.50 without (RM139,888 OTR), despite its tax exempt status. There’s a price to pay to be a pioneer at something big and and in the case of electric vehicles, is it.

At least there’s plenty to be with the i-MiEV’s minimal costs. There will be no bill for starters, and charging up the car empty to full capacity costs around RM3.50 in bill, which will give you a maximum range of 150 km in the NEDC cycle).

As you are not likely to deplete the battery everyday, daily charging cost be considerably cheaper still. there are always the two public EV stations in KLCC and Lot 10 where you can and charge your vehicle for

With no engine and hence no service maintenance is cheaper Service interval is every km, where it would be run through diagnostic checks. The only that need replacing are the filter and brake fluid.

Not it matters for the first five anyway, as the i-MiEV comes a watertight five year and free service (up to 100,000

Annual road tax is RM10, the permissible for a car. Insurance too is based on a 660 cc vehicle, the cheapest in the current system.

Alas, though significant, only so much you can save the lower running cost as with everything considered, nowhere near enough to the car’s price in the first So let’s not kid ourselves here: car is all about saving the environment, not

It uses an all-electric motor for propulsion, with a maximum of 49 kW (equivalent to 67 hp) and 196 Nm of torque driving the wheels. It operates silently no vibrations, offering a unique environment that’s unlike vehicles with internal engines.

All that torque is from zero rpm, so a punchy performer (top is 130 km/h). A low-centre of gravity agile handling characteristics coupled with a tight radius of 4.5 m, should prove to be a hoot to drive around

The 330V battery can be charged a standard home power and takes a full eight to charge fully, or less some charge left. No is used, just battery It emits no emissions either.

In our carbon footprint and dependence to fuels, this car is a huge forward.

In case you’re the battery is covered by the five-year and is said to retain at least 80% of its capacity after that After 10 years of use, the drops to 70%.

At just 3,475 mm long and mm wide, the i-MiEV is a tiny car. It’s got a long mm wheelbase though, so interior is not an issue. Lack of creature isn’t either, with a touchscreen multimedia system GPS, automatic climate auto headlights, electric steering and leather steering and shifter as standard.

As small as it is, the i-MiEV packs Active Control (ASC), six airbags and RISE (Reinforced Impact Evolution) rigid body for uncompromised safety. The battery too is in a waterproof package that is against impact damage.

Also unveiled is Mitsubishi’s EV Centre, SAG Star along Chan Sow Lin. It’s got a charging station for all EV users, and said a further five EV will be built within the year – four in the peninsular, one in Malaysia.

The i-MiEV is definitely not for It’s a testament to the grand of a few, designed for the discerning few who energy sustainability more others.

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