Mitsubishi i-MiEV information:
Introduction, what’s new for 2014?
The Mitsubishi innovative electric vehicle also known as Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a five door hatchback electronic car that has been created by the Mitsubishi Motors. This is so far a very abstract creation of Mitsubishi where the company earlier created all the cars belonging to the classes like sedan, SUV, multi-purpose vehicle class etc. This car is an electric version of Mitsubishi and has been first introduced in the markets in the year 2009. It has been sold inEuropeunder the name of Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero by the company called PSA. It has basically been launched by all the fleet customers ofJapanwhere it was introduced to the country in the year 2009 and by the year 2010 this car was introduced to the people on an international level acrossAsia. Later on, it started spreading its market to Europe, South andCentral America,Canadaand many more countries. The American-only version of the car is called ‘I’ and has diverse features than the regular features that exist in the car. The body style of the car is a 5-door hatchback. This mini looking electronic car has achieved an enormous popularity along with a numerous awards and recognition. It has today spread its market in the fine countries ofAmerica,Canada,Germany,Italy,Norway,UK,Spain,France,Switzerland,Netherlandsand many other European countries. Thus, this car has achieved a lot of recognition along with a big sale on a global level. This electronic car is a wonder car.
Models and Features: -
The first ever Mitsubishi i-MiEV was created and introduced in the market in July 2009 and since then, it has been producing various models every year. Different models of the car have been created in different years. Few of the models of this electric car are Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2009, Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2010, Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2011, Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2012, Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2013 and Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2014. The production didn’t stop here. The company is still producing several models of the car as a result of its massive popularity and appreciation. This car has been proved as a very innovative step for the company since prior to its production, no such step was taken to create an electronic car like this. Thus, the features and specifications of the car are also different than that of any regular car. The layout of the car is rear engine, rear wheel-drive. It contains the specifications like a battery which is a 16 kilowatt hour lithium iON battery consisting of 88 cells placed under the base floor of the car. There are 22 cell modules in the pack that are connected in series with a normal voltage of 330 V. Further, there are two 4-cell modules that are placed vertically at the very center of the pack and ten 8-cell modules that are placed in a horizontal position. The battery of the car is developed by Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa and has been manufactured by Lithium EnergyJapan. The battery also contains a forced air cooling system as to prevent over heating during high charge. Various models of the battery have also been introduced by the company for efficient performance of the car. The further features and specifications of the car consists of charging, electric power supply, emergency power supply, regeneration control, electrical equipment, wheels, braking system, breakdown, etc. Thus, this electric car contains some new and innovative specifications that have never been found in any other production of Mitsubishi.
Options and packages: -
The options and packaging of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV vary from model to model. The newest Mitsubishi i-MiEV has the options packages that includes cargo package possessing load restraint net reversible cargo mat, LED illumination packages that includes LED floor illumination (blue), map lights, room lights and front reading lights. It also includes the accessory USB adapter kit containing the USB port in it, the accessory rear pack assist censors containing rear radar parking distance censors, accessory side wind deflectors, accessory wheel locks in the front as well as rear wheel, accessory foldable cargo tray, and accessory body side moldings, etc. Thus, the options packaging system of this electronic car is fine enough.
Under the hood: -
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has a powertrain of an electric motor which is of 47 KW (63 hp), 180 n m permanent magnet motor. The transmission of the car is a single speed reduction gear. It is completely based on a battery system where the battery of the car is of 16 KWh/ 59 MJ li-ion battery giving its passengers a nice drive. The range of this electronic car is 160 km as far as Japanese cycle is concerned and 100 km as far as US EPA cycle is concerned. There is also a plug-in charging system for the battery of the car consisting of 15 A 240 V AC on the SAE inlet, optional Chademo, and adapters for domestic AC sockets. Thus, this car is a total electronic car based on some very technical electronic features and systems. The hood of this electric car also includes lithium-ion battery pack drives, am electronic motor, rear wheel drive, switchable level, 1 charging can recharge battery that lasts for 22 hours or 14 hours, DC quick charge point, etc.
Fuel economy: -
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been named in the 10 best green cars in the year 2012 and thus, it can be said that this car is very fuel efficient and eco friendly in nature. The fuel economy of 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a combined 112 mpg, 126 mpg in the city and 99 mpg on the highway. Thus, this car can be considered as a very fuel efficient car.
Safety Features and technology: -
Being an electric car, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV contains all the new technical specifications into it. The concept of an electric motor, charger, and LED lights is indeed a new one. It also contains Bluetooth and navigation system into it. The air conditioners are powerful, CD stereo and premium audio system is also available. There are heated front seats in the car making the technology of the car very modern and up to the mark. The safety features of the car include side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, high voltage power cut off system, etc. All the technical specifications are in compliance with the safety specifications of the car.
Review and Conclusion: -
All in all, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a new step taken to enhance the production of the eco friendly and electric cars in the world. This car is a nice package consisting of modern features and specifications, fine safety features, eco friendly fuel efficiency; technical specifications of the car are also remarkable. Thus, this car is a wonderful package altogether.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Images:
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV interior|
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV engine|
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV black|
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV red|
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV white|
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV wheels|
Mitsubishi i-MiEV modifications:
|All Mitsubishi i-MiEV years|
|modification||price||cylinder||wheels||doors||width x length x height||clearance|
ES 4dr Hatchback (electric motor electric DD) (2012)
|29,125$||0||rear wheel drive||4||62.4 x 144.8 x 63.6|
SE 4dr Hatchback (electric motor electric DD) (2012)
|31,125$||0||rear wheel drive||4||62.4 x 144.8 x 63.6|