2012 Mitsubishi i Hatchback
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Mitsubishi i Hatchback
The 2012 Mitsubishi i is not only one of the first regular-production electric cars for sale in the U.S. market; for 2012, it's the lowest-priced, fully electric passenger car available to Americans--costing as little as $21,625 after the $7,500 federal tax credit, which is thousands less than the Nissan LEAF. And, at an EPA-rated 112 miles per gallon equivalent, it's not only the most energy-efficient of the few electric cars already on sale but also the most energy-efficient U.S. car regardless of fuel.
What's new for 2012?
The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, or simply 2012 Mitsubishi i as it's called in North America, is an all-electric minicar and a completely new model for the U.S. The i, which is based on an international-market, gasoline-powered minicar of the same name, is capable of going 62 miles or more on a charge and able to go more than 80 mph. The 5-passenger Mitsubishi i can carry four adults, and it will charge on a standard household (110V) socket, with a 220V installed charger, or (if equipped) with a DC fast-charger.
- Breakthough electric powertrain
- enough range for most commuters
- seating for four
- available quick-charging system
- incredible maneuverability
- simple and intuitive to drive
The 2012 Mitsubishi i will be offered in two different models: the base ES and a premium SE model. Mechanically, the two trims are the same; the i packs a 49-kW (68-horsepower) AC synchronous electric motor and single-speed reduction-gear transmission near the back of this rear-wheel-drive minicar.