The Mitsubishi i-MiEV on Sale in Australia : Aussie Motoring

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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV on Sale in

Mitsubishi has just announced their all electric vehicle … the ( we’re not told what the ‘i’ for but the rest of the acronym stands for Innovative Electric Vehicle go on sale here in Australia in

That’s great news for who has been waiting for an electric car with a reasonable range to hit the floors here in Australia … but one major drawback.

The price tag is to be around $50,000 … that’s … fifty thousand dollars for a car seats just four Admittedly if you own a Mitsubishi i-MiEV you spend a cent on petrol and car won’t be polluting the atmosphere but anyone really want to pay to achieve that?

You would have to spend $100 a week on fuel to Mitsubishi’s electric car an economic and most people who would buy a car like this wouldn’t be anywhere near $100 a on fuel..

Mitsubishi says this vehicle will be “… the that begins to change the of the Australian motoring landscape.” But you buy one at that price point?

So are you going to get for $50,000?

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV that go on sale in Australia in August is not the same vehicle that brought out to Australia in July year. The original vehicle was the year model while the one will go on sale is classified as the year model.

It’s long, 1,475mm wide and high. It weighs just has a top speed of 130km/h and a cruising of 155km and it’s powered by a battery that has a rated of 330 volts and a rated capacity of

Charging time is 7 hours for a charge from your power supply or 30 minutes for a charge from a DC power that will give you an 80%

The electric motor is a permanent synchronous AC motor with a output of 49kW between and 6000 rpm. Maximum is 180Nm between zero and rpm and the maximum speed is reached at rpm.

The motor drives the wheels through a one-speed gear transmission and the vehicle has an energy-saving driving mode.


With a price tag of you would expect something in the way of safety features in a car this … but what you get in the i-MiEV is not different to you will find in much expensive small cars.

There are side impact in the doors, electronic stability ABS with EBD, active and traction control, driver and passenger airbags, side and curtain airbags. The front include force limiters and

braking (where the electric acts a s a brake) is also a on the i-MiEV.

The interior

On the inside Mitsubishi’s electric car with leather appointments on the wheel and shift knob, a driver’s seat, a basic system with just two AM/FM radio and CD player MP3 compatibility plus USB and iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.

A much sound system that GPS traffic updates and navigation is as an option.

You also get air conditioning, entry, power windows and rear and 50/50 split seats to give you room for extra luggage.

For the driver

The on the new electric car from Mitsubishi a digital speedometer, a power twin trip meters and a driving range meter (a bit of an in a vehicle that will travel 155km before it brake fluid level lamp, battery level service reminder.

So there you have it … a fairly car that’s only real to being anything special is it’s a totally electric … but is that enough to make you to fork out around $50,000 for the of driving one?

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