The 2015 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a zero emission all electric vehicle, which after a recent price cut has become one of the cheapest electric vehicles available on the market. This car should sold in huge numbers throughout the country due to its high availability and low price.
Like all electric vehicles, the i-MiEV has a very radical design. It stands high on ground, has a wide wheelbase and is very short in length. These measures have been taken in order to have maximum space utilization while keeping the car as compact as possible. Having small dimensions also helps in maneuvering this car very easily around tight spaces.
2015 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Review
The front has a very prominent sloping A pillar which shortens its length in the front and the rear is almost flat with the tail lamps mounted on the top. It is not one of the best looking cars available, but still it is pretty decent and maintains a simple image.
This all electric vehicle is powered by a rear mounted electric motor connected to a 16kWh lithium ion battery which is mounted in a lower position to improve the handling of the car. The motor is capable of producing 66 horsepower and 145 foot pound of torque which may not sound impressive on paper, but does a pretty decent job in ferrying four to five people around the city. It takes about 13 seconds to hit 60 mph and the car will go about 62 miles before needing another charge, this range is more than sufficient for travelling within city limits.
Range Of 2015 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
The battery can be charged via a standard 120 V power supply in 22 hours, but the charging time reduces considerably at around seven hours when connected to a 240 V supply. There are reports that this battery pack in new model of this car will have the option of quick charging, as a result we could be seeing about 80 percent of charge in less than 30 minutes.
The interior design is kept very basic and all the components are very ergonomically designed. The black and brown interiors look nice and many other interior trim options are available to the user. The central console has all the functional controls like AC blower, etc. On the top of these sit a multi-function display which has all the essential information for the driver.
There is ample space available for both the seating rows with sufficient headroom and leg space. While the rear seats can accommodate three persons, it is best suited for two persons. For the safety point of view, the car is equipped with ABS, side and front Airbags, child seat anchors and more.
There are a lot of features included in this vehicle to make it more appealing to the customers as well as improve the safety standards of this car. It features heated front driver and passenger seats, leather covered steering wheel and gear shifter, rear door mounted speakers, heated side view mirrors, daytime running lights…
The 2015 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is perfect for small runs within the city. It will be available in early 2015 and after a heavy price cut it will be priced at around $20,000 making it the cheapest electric vehicle available in the market. Other reports suggest that this car could be priced even more aggressive and that it could come with price tag of about $15.000.