US Version Mitsubishi i-MIEV Debuting at LA Auto Show

14 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on US Version Mitsubishi i-MIEV Debuting at LA Auto Show

Picking up the electric car in the 21st century exactly 100 years after the automotive powertrain was last a viable product, auto are excitedly embracing the alternative to the combustion engine in efforts to win the tech-savvy, eco crowd. The all-electric within the next 2-year includes the Nissan Leaf, an Ford Focus and Transit as well as a possible entry Honda. Joining these in the United States will be showing off their electric version of their i micro

For almost two years traveling on the American auto show Mitsubishi i-MIEV unveils production-based example (picture at top of car which could soon be in and your neighbour#8217;s driveway. at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto opening to the public on November the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MIEV a preview ahead of its year end debut.

Beholding the Mitsubishi i-MIEV for the time in American production astute onlookers of the concept car note a more macro to this micro car. In this micro Mitsubishi to the American driving climate, of the Japanese-based i-MIEV required enlargements to meet safety as well as the everyday differences of on this continent.

Lengthened by the near equivalent of a at 285 millimeters (11.22 inches), the distance from front to bumper is due largely to beefier required to meet US crash requirements. With only an change to the overall height, the dimension adjusted on this American Mitsubishi i-MIEV is Stretched by 110 millimeters (4.33 inches) to an millimeter overall width, the is said to be more comfortable for seating four.

Complying closely with the car previously shown, the Mitsubishi ipowertrain is already revealed. to use a 47 kilowatt permanent magnet a lithium-ion battery pack supply 330 volts of circuit.

Offering no official details on characteristics prior to exhibition in the Los Convention Center, it is uncertain if the mass of the North American i-MIEV will retain range and speed of the Japanese or versions. The specifications of the non-American of the i-MIEV indicates a maximum of 130 kilometers per hour (under 81 with a top cruising range of 160 (99.5 miles).

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Besides highlighting the electric the small i-MIEV also a healthy inclusion of active and safety systems. Standard on all Mitsubishi i-MIEV models, air bags, tire pressure system (TPMS) and the company#8217;s Stability Control.

Information Mitsubishi Motors USA

Photo Chris Nagy, Mitsubishi USA

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