The Truth About Cars » i-Miev http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » i-Miev http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Nissan: 633 CHAdeMO Fast Chargers Available For Use Today, More Coming http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/nissan-633-chademo-fast-chargers-available-for-use-today-more-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/nissan-633-chademo-fast-chargers-available-for-use-today-more-coming/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=858009 Just in time for the Fourth of July travel weekend, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MIEV owners will have access to 633 CHAdeMO fast chargers, up from 160 stations in January 2013. Green Car Reports says back then, the majority of those chargers were along the West Coast and Texas, with Nissan promising to triple that […]

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Just in time for the Fourth of July travel weekend, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MIEV owners will have access to 633 CHAdeMO fast chargers, up from 160 stations in January 2013. Green Car Reports says back then, the majority of those chargers were along the West Coast and Texas, with Nissan promising to triple that […]

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PSA Suspends EV Order, Has Enough http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/psa-suspends-ev-order-has-enough/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/psa-suspends-ev-order-has-enough/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:58:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455896 In 2010, when everybody was going ecstatic about EVs, PSA Peugeot Citroen said to Mitsubishi: “send us some of your i-Mievs, with our badges. Say, 100,000 for starters.” PSA sold them (as much as they could) as the Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero, the first car that sounds like sugar-free soda-pop. Now, PSA picked up […]

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In 2010, when everybody was going ecstatic about EVs, PSA Peugeot Citroen said to Mitsubishi: “send us some of your i-Mievs, with our badges. Say, 100,000 for starters.” PSA sold them (as much as they could) as the Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero, the first car that sounds like sugar-free soda-pop. Now, PSA picked up […]

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Green Cars In The Reds http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/green-cars-in-the-reds/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/green-cars-in-the-reds/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:56:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403886 When I was a very young and very green copywriter, Dr. Carl Hahn, at the time CEO of Continental Tires and later CEO of Volkswagen, said in an agency brief: “We lose 10 Deutschmarks on every tire we sell.” “Then we better stop advertising them,” said I. Hahn gave me a pained look. The look […]

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When I was a very young and very green copywriter, Dr. Carl Hahn, at the time CEO of Continental Tires and later CEO of Volkswagen, said in an agency brief: “We lose 10 Deutschmarks on every tire we sell.” “Then we better stop advertising them,” said I. Hahn gave me a pained look. The look […]

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Battle Of The Batteries: Toyota And Nissan Power Houses With Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/battle-of-the-batteries-toyota-and-nissan-power-houses-with-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/battle-of-the-batteries-toyota-and-nissan-power-houses-with-cars/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:49:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401170 „When will it discharge?“ asked a reporter on Monday at Nissan. I ducked under my desk. “In one or two years,” answered Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. I broke cover when I realized that they were talking about the Leaf powering the house. Running your house from your car battery suddenly is all the rage in […]

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„When will it discharge?“ asked a reporter on Monday at Nissan. I ducked under my desk. “In one or two years,” answered Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. I broke cover when I realized that they were talking about the Leaf powering the house. Running your house from your car battery suddenly is all the rage in […]

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Mitsubishi Declares EV Price War, Reduces Range http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/mitsubishi-declares-ev-price-war-reduces-range/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/mitsubishi-declares-ev-price-war-reduces-range/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:47:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398812 Mitsubishi wants to attack one of the biggest problems of EVs: Their lofty price. Mitsu’s i-MiEV EV retails for 3.98 million yen ($49,200). Government subsidies will slash a million (yen) off that price. Converted to dollars, that $36,900, still steep.  The Nissan Leaf costs 3.76 million yen ($46,500) before subsidies and sells much better than […]

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Mitsubishi wants to attack one of the biggest problems of EVs: Their lofty price. Mitsu’s i-MiEV EV retails for 3.98 million yen ($49,200). Government subsidies will slash a million (yen) off that price. Converted to dollars, that $36,900, still steep.  The Nissan Leaf costs 3.76 million yen ($46,500) before subsidies and sells much better than […]

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TEPCO Goes Into Hiding http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/tepco-goes-into-hiding/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/tepco-goes-into-hiding/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 17:49:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392616 Advertising on the side of your corporate fleet is a great idea. Especially if you are an electric company and you have electric cars. Japan’s TEPCO just changed its mind. The company that owns and operates the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant decided that discretion is the better part of valor and taped over their […]

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Advertising on the side of your corporate fleet is a great idea. Especially if you are an electric company and you have electric cars. Japan’s TEPCO just changed its mind. The company that owns and operates the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant decided that discretion is the better part of valor and taped over their […]

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Plus-Sized For America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/mitsubishi-i-miev-plus-sized-for-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/mitsubishi-i-miev-plus-sized-for-america/#comments Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:31:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=372022 The strange looking vehicle on the right is a European-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a 63 HP, 75-100 mile-range electric vehicle. The strange looking vehicle on the left is a US-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV, specially “improved” for the US audience. USA Today puts it best, reporting The iMiEV for the U.S. will be — surprise, surprise — bigger […]

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The strange looking vehicle on the right is a European-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a 63 HP, 75-100 mile-range electric vehicle. The strange looking vehicle on the left is a US-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV, specially “improved” for the US audience. USA Today puts it best, reporting The iMiEV for the U.S. will be — surprise, surprise — bigger […]

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Imagine A World Where Electric Cars Rule: Go To Goto http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/imagine-a-world-where-electric-cars-rule-go-to-goto/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/imagine-a-world-where-electric-cars-rule-go-to-goto/#comments Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:11:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358681 The remote Goto Islands in the East China Sea, about 60 miles west off the port city of Nagasaki are turning into the world’s laboratory for massive EV deployment. The islands used to be known for heir unspoiled nature and their old churches. Soon, they’ll be know as the island of EVs. That because of […]

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The remote Goto Islands in the East China Sea, about 60 miles west off the port city of Nagasaki are turning into the world’s laboratory for massive EV deployment. The islands used to be known for heir unspoiled nature and their old churches. Soon, they’ll be know as the island of EVs. That because of […]

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