The Truth About Cars » imiev http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:57:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 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 is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » imiev http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Mitsubishi to Cut i-MiEV Sticker Price by 20%. $16,345 After Tax Credit. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mitsubishi-to-cut-i-miev-sticker-price-by-20-16345-after-tax-credit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mitsubishi-to-cut-i-miev-sticker-price-by-20-16345-after-tax-credit/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=672370 Mitsubishi-i-MiEV-image

Mitsubishi announced that it will cut the sticker price of its i-MiEV electric car by 20% for the 2014 model year, following price cuts at other automakers that sell EVs. Automotive News reports that the ’14 i-MiEV will start at $23,845 including destination charges when it goes on sale next spring. That’s a $6,130 reduction from the previous 2012 model, which sold so slowly that Mitsubishi didn’t offer a 2013 model year i-MiEV so they could sell down unsold units.

 

After the $7,500 federal tax credit still in effect, the base i-MiEV will cost $16,345. The base i-MiEV will also be upgraded with aluminum wheels, a quick-charging port, audio speakers in the back doors, heated front seats and side mirrors and leather for the steering wheel and shift knob as standard equipment.

Earlier this year Nissan, GM and Ford significantly reduced the prices of the Leaf, Chevy Volt and the Focus Electric. A Mitsubishi spokesman said that the new low price would allow the i-MiEV to compete with gasoline powered subcompacts as well as other EVs.

Mitsubishi sold just 12 i-MiEVs in November, with year-to-date sales of the car totaling 1,018 .

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Ou est le plug? Around The World In Eight Months, In An EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/ou-est-le-plug-around-the-world-in-eight-months-in-an-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/ou-est-le-plug-around-the-world-in-eight-months-in-an-ev/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:14:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461589

In 1873, it took Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout eighty days to get around the world, mostly by slow trains and steamships. 150 years later, that trip can take eight months\ when you do it by EV. One of the drawbacks when you have to stop every 60 miles to wait for yo r car to recharge.

Antonin Guy and Xavier Degon left Strasbourg, France on Feb. 11, writes Hybridcars. Their goal: To round the globe in a re-badged Mitsubishi i-MiEV, now called  Citroën C-Zéro. On September 24, they were back in Strasbourg,

Their trip led them through 17 countries and they covered  16,383 miles. To do so, they had to stop and charge their ride close to 300 times.

While some charging points were anticipated in advance, the crew’s biggest challenge has often been to convince the encountered inhabitants to lend them their outlets.

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