Mitsubishi offers Americans i-MiEV test drives

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Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi is bringing its’ i-MiEV electric car to the US – and it will be available for test drives starting in November. The battery electric vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in US dealerships in early 2012 and will be positioned as the most affordably priced mass produced electric vehicle in the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi i-MiEV test drives i-MiEV US Mitsubishi i-MiEV North America US-spec

RIP Mitsubishi i-MiEV: lowest-range, slowest electric car departs U.S. market

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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car deserves a place in history. Pre-production i-MiEVs were operating in test fleets in Japan as early as 2007, and it was on sale in that country even as Tesla struggled to get its Roadster. Kei Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It was arguably the first mass-produced modern electric car put on sale, well before the Nissan Leaf arrived in December 2010.

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Little i-MiEV Electric Car: How Does It Compare To VW e-Golf?

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The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an outlier—in design, in layout, and in the way it drives. Yet our long-term 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is nearly the polar opposite—a full battery-electric model wearing the look, feel, and functionality of one of the world’s best-selling cars of all time.

Mitsubishi slashes prices of 2014 i-MiEV by 21% ($6K), offers more standard features

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MMNA) is reducing the price of the MY 2014 i-MiEV battery electric vehicle by 21% ($6,130) from the previous 2012 vehicle and delivering an expanded standard equipment package with it. The 2014 model year Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES model including CHAdeMO DC quick charge port, battery warming system and heated side view mirrors now starts at $22,995. Battery warming system. Electric (Battery Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV production set to surge

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After a successful introduction, production of large lithium-ion batteries for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car are expected to leap by 50 per cent compared to the original plans. Reports in The Nikkei suggest that GS Yuasa Corporation and others will boost production of the batteries as part of Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture with Mitsubishi [.].

Mitsubishi reports fire in i-MiEV battery pack, melting in Outlander PHEV pack

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Mitsubishi Motors reported two separate incidents with Li-ion battery packs: one, a fire in a i-MiEV battery pack at the Mizushima battery pack assembly plant; the other, heating and melting in a pack installed in an Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Upon trying to move the vehicle, the driver detected an odor, which was traced to melting of part of the battery pack.

Appreciating the i-MiEV: oldest modern electric car still in production after 10 years

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History Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Think back, if you can, to early 2008. In the real world, that's just 10 years ago, but in electric-car time, it's several millennia. The Tesla Roadster had been announced, but hadn't yet struggled into production. The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt were still deep in development, and the plan for a Tesla Model S hadn't been announced beyond a vague.

Updates on Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi i-MiEV in Japan

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There are two pieces of exciting news for green car enthusiasts in Japan after Nissan and Mitsubishi both made announcements regarding their eagerly anticipated electric cars – the Nissan LEAF and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Nissan, which is aiming to sell 6,000 units of the battery-electric LEAF in the fiscal year 2010, has announced a starting price [.].

i MiEV wins ‘Most Advanced Technology’ award in Toyko

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The Mitsubishi Motors i MiEV city car was announced as the winner of the Japanese Car of the Year ‘Most Advanced Technology’ award yesterday at the 41st Tokyo International Motor Show 2009. Tags: Mitsubishi award i miev technology Toyko

Hong Kong Government to Buy 10 i-MiEV EVs

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The Hong Kong government will buy 10 i-MiEV electric vehicles from Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Edward Yau told reporters the months-long test drive of the iMiEV, a lithium-ion battery-powered four-seater that gives out roughly 63 horsepower with a top speed of 130 kilometers per hour, was satisfactory. Nikkei. according to the environment secretary.

Report: Battery Suppliers for i-MiEV Boosting Production Plans by 50%

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and others will boost production of large lithium ion batteries for Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s s i-MiEV electric car by 50% from previous plans. are partners in Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture set up to develop, manufacture and sell large lithium ion batteries. With batteries for 2,000 cars produced in fiscal 2009 at its Shiga Prefecture factory, the initial plan was to boost productivity in order to make batteries for 6,000 cars in fiscal 2010.

Public Electric Car Trials in UK West Midlands Begins with 25 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs

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i-MiEVs for the CABLED trials. i-MiEV Quick Specs. Today’s launch is a landmark occasion for the UK automotive industry, and this project will begin to examine the points where the vehicles meet the built environment—energy generation, battery charging and driver behavior.

Mitsubishi Motors Begins Production of i-MiEV; Targeting 1,400 Units in Fiscal 2009

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The i-MiEV system configuration. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled the production version of the i-MiEV electric vehicle on World Environment Day in Tokyo. The production i-MiEV. The battery comprises 88 lithium-ion cells connected in series.

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Mitsubishi Motors offering i-MiEV in two trim levels: more affordable and more capable

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The new i-MiEV M. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will offer the i-MiEV electric vehicle in two trim levels in Japan. The more capable “G” will offer more comprehensive equipment, extended cruising range per charge, and the MiEV Remote System that allows the owner to set the time for battery charging to start and finish and to pre-activate the climate control system before entering the car. Comparison of i-MiEV trim levels.

Production version of i-MiEV unveiled

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Considered by many to be the ultimate eco-car, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation finally unveiled the production version of the i-MiEV as part of World Environment Day in Tokyo. Even with the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from power generating stations taken into consideration, the i-MiEV generates around one third of the CO2 of the petrol “I&# Minicar according to Mitsubishi.

ACEEE ranks i-MiEV as “Greenest” car in US, Civic Natural Gas ties for second with LEAF

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV battery electric vehicle took the top spot from the Honda Civic Natural Gas on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 14 th annual environmental ranking. Making its model year 2012 debut on the US market, the i-MIEV earned a score of 58, the highest Green Score awarded since the rankings began in 1998. Mitsubishi I-MiEV.

Mitsubishi Corp. to provide 507 i-MiEVs to Estonian Government; CHAdeMO quick charging network for the country

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Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will provide 507 units of the i-MiEV electric vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors (MMC)—the largest single provision since sales of the EV started—to the Estonian Government. MMC will also provide technical support to the Estonian Government in monitoring CO 2 reductions effected by introducing i-MiEV. i-MiEV first went on sale in July 2009 mainly towards fleet customers and for individual customers in April 2010 in Japan.

Yamato Takyubin Delivery Co. orders 100 minicab i-MiEV electric vans

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The electric van is based on MMC’s Minicab Van commercial light van, and is equipped with the motor and battery used in the i-MiEV. Integrity Exports. The Yamato Takyubin Delivery Co., which has been field testing Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) prototype electric commercial vans ( earlier post ), is ordering 100 units, according to media reports. The electric van delivers about 100 kilometers of range out of a single charge. This electric model has been on the market since 1 April.

New plant to boost Mitsubishi i-MiEV production

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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is in a race against time to establish itself in the market ahead of its rival the Nissan LEAF – and efforts are now being taken to ramp up production. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi electric vehicles Lithium Energy Japan Lithium-ion batteries Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi Motors Using Analog Devices’ Low-Power Isolation Technology For i-MiEV

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s iCoupler digital isolators to develop a safe, reliable and efficient Li-ion battery power system for the i-MiEV electric vehicle. The i-MiEV has a single-charge range of 160 kilometers (10-15 mode cycle) and features a three-way charging system that allows a driver to charge the battery at home at 100V or 200V or at a remote quick-charge station. The i-MiEV will be introduced in Japan during calendar year 2010.

Nissan Prices LEAF in Japan Starting at 3.76M (US$40.5K); Mitsubishi Begins Sales of i-MiEV to Individuals at 3.98M

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announced the beginning of the pre-order process for the battery-electric LEAF in Japan, as well a starting price of ¥3.76 Separately, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced it will begin sales of its new-generation electric vehicle i-MiEV to individuals in Japan starting 1 April. MMC has been selling the i-MiEV mainly to corporations since July 2009. A quick charger provides 80% of battery capacity in less than 30 minutes. i-MiEV.

Mitsubishi Confirms i MiEV headed for US; Oregon and Portland General Electric Join Partnership Program

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At the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO Shinichi Kurihara confirmed that the company is developing the i MiEV for sale in world markets, including the United States. Kurihara also announced that the State of Oregon and Portland General Electric (PGE) are joining Mitsubishi in the i MiEV partnership program. The battery pack of the i MIEV.

Citroën to Launch i MiEV-Derived C-ZERO EV in Q4 2010

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Citroën will launch its electric city car, the C-ZERO, developed in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation from the i MiEV, in the fourth quarter of 2010. In September, Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), and Philippe Varin, CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën, in Paris had signed a cooperative agreement on the development of EVs, one point of which was the development of an EV for the European market based on MMC’s Japanese i-MiEV model.

Lithium Energy Japan Building Second Li-Ion Plant for Mitsubishi i MiEV

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earlier post ), plans to construct a battery factory in response to Mitsubishi Motors’ plans to boost production of its i MiEV electric vehicle. The joint venture will spend ¥2-3 billion (US$21-32 million) to build the lithium-ion battery factory in Kyoto. This facility will reportedly have sufficient capacity to produce battery packs for 15,000 vehicles a year starting in the autumn of 2010. Nikkei. Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture between GS Yuasa Corp.,

Report: Mitsubishi to Double i MiEV Production Capacity to 20,000 in Fiscal 2011

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will lift its production capacity for the i MiEV electric vehicle to 20,000 units annually in fiscal 2011, double the initial target. To keep up with the output increases, Lithium Energy Japan, a lithium ion battery joint venture of GS Yuasa Corp., This addition, which is estimated to cost roughly 3 billion yen, is expected to more than double the joint venture’s lithium-ion battery output to 5,000 units a year. The Nikkei reports that Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Mitsubishi to Debut Concept Plug-in Hybrid and Concept Cargo Variant of the i-MiEV at Tokyo Show

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The PX MiEV. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will be showing a total of 16 cars at the 41 st Tokyo Motor Show later in October, including two concept cars: the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV plug-in hybrid and the i-MiEV CARGO. The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV’s front and rear wheels are powered by two permanent magnet synchronous motors with combined maximum output of 60 kW (80 hp) and 200 N·m (148 lb-ft) of torque. The i-MiEV CARGO. i-MiEV CARGO.

Lithium Energy Japan Commits to Construction of New Li-ion Plant with Annual Capacity for 50,000 i MiEVs

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million cells a year, enough to equip 50,000 Mitsubishi i-MiEV EVs with their 16 kWh packs. i-MiEV battery pack equivalents. Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ), the joint venture between GS Yuasa Corp., Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, will build a new Plant in Ritto City, Shiga Pref., Japan; start of production is targeted for early 2012. The new plant—LEJ’s largest to date—will produce 4.4

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“ELECTRIC car trials have begun in Birmingham with 25 motorists testing new ecologically-friendly vehicles… The drivers will pay £350 a month to lease one of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV cars being tested and will report on their experiences over the year. The zero emission i-MiEV has a top speed of 81 mph and a range of 100 miles. The zero emission i-MiEV has a top speed of 81 mph and a range of 100 miles.

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Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV, only here because SCE is testing it. While GM blows smoke and continues to crank out POS cars that look DOA, Mitshubishi has had their MiEV car here since January getting tested on real roads by SCE. The i-MiEV without the Greenius to distract you.

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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Sakura Battery Co is offering a line of EVs, including the Italian Maranello4 microcar. Limited ranged, lead-acid battery based cars, they have nonetheless proven the demand of even less than perfect electric vehicles. Still I suspect there would be greater demand than initial supply.

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Mitsubishi chooses Toshiba for electric vehicles

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The Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB battery has been chosen by Mitsubishi to power two new electric vehicle models – the i-MiEV and the MINICAB-MIEV. Featuring a lithium titanate oxide in the anode, the SCiB battery has a high level of operating safety as well as a long life and rapid charging. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi MINICAB-MiEV Mitsubishi i-MiEV toshiba Toshiba SCiB

Mitsubishi reveals Minicab MiEV plans

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Its small electric car, the i-MiEV, may already be making waves around the world – but Mitsubishi is not resting on its laurels in the electric vehicle sector. Now the Japanese manufacturer has revealed plans for a Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV, according to reports in the Nikkei. It will feature Toshiba’s lithium-ion batteries. The SCiB battery [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Mitsubishi i-MiEV Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV Toshiba batteries

Mitsubishi success to spawn more electric cars

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We’re just weeks away from the first fleet buyers in Japan receiving the production version of the much hyped Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car with individual buyers able to place orders for delivering beginning next April. The i-MiEV has turned into a runaway success for the struggling automaker, which now plans to launch five electric vehicles from next year to 2013.

Electric car to power household appliances

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Mitsubishi is to make it possible for home electrical appliances such as rice cookers and washing machines to operate off the power stored in the battery of its electric car model, the i-MiEV. Mitsubishi appliances car charge electric household i miev powerThe seemingly odd announcement makes sense when you consider recent events in the car maker’s home country, where there have been widespread [.].

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Sales Surprise: Battery-Electric Cars Are Outselling Plug-In Hybrids

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Did you know that pure battery-electric cars actually outsold plug-in cars that also have engines? From January through June of this year, the combination of 9,839 Nissan Leafs, 882 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs, and approximately Poring over monthly sales figures for plug-in electric cars--and our six-month summary--the data points out an unexpected fact.

Mitsubishi plans eight electric and hybrid models

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Mitsubishi is planning to introduce eight hybrid and battery electric cars by 2015 according to Bloomberg this morning. Mitsubishi electric hybrid i mievAs demand for fuel efficient models grow, Mitsubishi, the first mainstream car maker to launch a mass-produced electric car, intends to develop its strong in-roads into a burgeoning market. The car maker also aims to increase annual [.].

Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

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I recently leased a 2014 Chevy Volt to replace my Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and I expect that it will free me even more from using gasoline than the i-MiEV--which was a battery electric car that used no gas at all. The Volt has a range-extending gasoline engine to charge the battery after the first 40

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Mitsubishi announces electric vehicle project

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As part of the project, photovoltaic systems, electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries recycled from electric vehicles will [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi japan Mitsubishi Electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV Smart Grid vehicle to grid

Mitsubishi joins PSA and other French partners in second-life batteries demonstration

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) announced the launch of a joint demonstration project for utilizing used lithium-ion batteries from electric-powered vehicles. Low voltage (48 Volts) Energy Storage System use of new automotive batteries.

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Battery Issue Solved, Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Production To Double

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Early last month we reported on a couple of separate fire incidents that cast a shadow over Mitsubishi''s two electric vehicles, the i-MiEV minicar and the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. As the latest in a string of battery fire incidents from various manufacturers, it was a problem Mitsubishi wanted to fix quickly--and the Japanese automaker solved the

Pre-bookings begin for Peugeot electric car

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The Japanese Mitsubishi i-MiEV model has already proven a hit on home soil – and now bookings are being taken for the European version of the car, under the Peugeot brand. The vehicle boasts a maximum speed of 81mph with the lithium-ion battery pack supporting a range of 81miles. Tags: Citroen Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Peugeot Citroen C-ZERO Mitsubishi i-MiEV Peugeot electric car Peugeot i0n PSA Peugeot Citroen

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GS Yuasa bringing new automotive Li-ion battery factory online; targeting lowering production costs to 25% of 2009 level

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will bring a new automotive Li-ion battery factory in Shiga Prefecture online next month, with the aim of reducing production costs. Through mass production, we will soon lower production costs to a quarter” of what they were when the company first started making such batteries in 2009, said President Makoto Yoda. billion (US$471 million), will be enough to equip 50,000 Mitsubishi Motors i-MiEV electric vehicles. Nikkei. GS Yuasa Corp.

Mitsubishi and Peugeot to partner on plug-ins

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The two companies originally signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on electric vehicles based on the i-MiEV back in May. With that agreement established the two groups are now developing an electric vehicle for Europe based on the i-MiEV, which will be manufactured by Mitsubishi but sold under the Peugeot brand in parallel to Mitsubishi’s own European i-MiEV.