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A Brand New All Electric Car for $13,000? Meet Mitsubishi i-MiEV

No, Mitshubishi i-MiEV doesn't have anything to do with Apple, Inc.  Hopefully, Apple doesn't demand royalty fees for having that "i" in the name.

What's so interesting about this car is its price as you can get one brand new with a net price of around $13,000.  The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV actually has a sticker price of of $22,995, not including $795 for destination and handling, or $23,790 with it.

However, its price is subject to $10,000 in rebates and incentives from various levels of government because it is an electric car. So a brand new EV can be had for less than most other gasoline powered cars out there.

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In fact, that’s a whopping $6,130 price cut from the 2013 Mitsubishi i-MiEV models sold in the U.S., making it as the most affordable electric car on the market today by a large margin.

For 2014, Mitsubishi has upgraded the i-MiEV with standard heated front seats, CHaDEmo DC quick-charge port, battery warning system, heated side mirrors, rear door speakers, Level 1 emergency charge cord, charge port lamp, leather-covered steering wheel and shifter knob, passenger-side vanity mirror, materials upgrades, aluminum wheels, fog lights, and daytime running lights, among other changes.

It does not appear that Mitsubishi has upgraded the 16-kilowatt-hour battery or its charging time. The car has 66 horsepower and a 62-mile range, making it ideally suited for city travel or Hawaii, where gas is expensive and highways are limited.

The i-MiEV recharges in about 22 hours from empty to full charge using the 8A Level 1 charging cable. If charged with a 12A cable it takes 14 hours to fully charge the car.

Mitsubishi surely has set a new benchmark in terms of EV vehicle prices, and hopefully, other manufacturers will follow suit.

A Brand New All Electric Car for $13,000? Meet Mitsubishi i-MiEV Reviewed by Blogs on 10:50 PM Rating: 5


albalma said...

The problem with these electric cars is the range, if I had two cars I would buy this one in a second, but with 62 miles range it is not useful for my needs :(

Irvin J said...

This car is a commuter. As such, a ~60 mile range is plenty. I would get one in a second if I needed a car.

Blogs said...

If your commute is less than 30 miles round trip, it's pretty safe. Hopefully, there will be more fast charge stations in the near future.

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