2012 Mitsubishi i Hatchback
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An electric compact hatchback, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is powered by a 49 kw AC synchronous motor and 16 kWh lithium-ion, 330V, battery. Eco friendly, the RWD i-MiEV is capable of 62 miles per charge and offers seating for four. Charging options consist of a standard home outlet (22.5 hours) or an optional 240V charging dock (7 hours). A quick charge option is available that charges to 80% in 30 minutes. Features include 15-inch wheels, air conditioning, HDD navigation system, 360 Watt audio system, steering wheel mounted controls, and rearview camera. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, active stability control (ASC), traction control logic (TCL), tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking (ABS), and brake assist (BA). The i-MiEV is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
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.