Body lean is well controlled, but the narrow tires quickly become taxed in fast turns. The cargo area is narrow and the floor is rather high the motor is beneath it , leaving little space behind the rear seat backs. With just 62 miles between no charge and a full charge, the Mitsubishi i is tethered by the shortest range in the electric-car segment. The car has a good getup and go from stop, however not the best handling in slightly bad weather. We achieved a top speed of 81 mph in the Mitsubishi i, which is slower than the Leaf's top speed of 90 mph.
I am just able to make it to work and back. Call or text 801 635 4499. Other than the muted whir of its electric motor, there's little to set it apart from any gas-only subcompact. I was one of the first adopters in my S. With light steering and compact dimensions, the 2012 Mitsubishi i is easy to maneuver in and out of congested city traffic.
It'll cost you less to charge the i than it would to pay for gas, but keep in mind that these potential savings take a hit in states with tiered electricity rates that increase cost as you use more juice. In fact, even ambient temperature can affect cruising range, since extreme temperatures are detrimental to battery performance. It can go up to 80 mph, so short freeway jaunts are very doable, provided you have enough charge in the battery. A public quick-charging station - which aren't a common sight just yet outside of major cities - will charge the battery to 80% in a matter of 30 minutes. The Mitsubishi i is also cheaper than plug-in hybrids like the Prius Plug-In and Chevrolet Volt. Vehicle Details The inside of the 2012 Mitsubishi i isn't all electric-car flash with informational screens to show energy flow or how efficiently the car is being driven. That's a dirty little secret about electric cars and the reason that car dealers don't push them, dealerships make 3 times the money in maintenance than they do in car sales.
We just wouldn't recommend too many freeway trips if saving battery power is a concern, since frequent mashing of the throttle seriously diminishes the car's 62-mile range. Maybe it's because it is warmer and the car does seem to go father in warmer temps. Prices may not include additional fees such as government fees and taxes, title and registration fees, finance charges, dealer document preparation fees, processing fees, and emission testing and compliance charges. If someone didn't know the Mitsu i hatchback was an electric vehicle, sitting inside one wouldn't convince them otherwise. Bought it used and got a great deal on it. Interested parties should confirm all data before relying on it to make a purchase decision.
Many hybrids and electric cars feature cabins loaded with cutting-edge style and tech, but the i isn't one of them. As with other electrics, the i has ample pep off the line, allowing the car to easily get up to speed in metro traffic. The cabin climate is adjusted through regular-looking knobs on the center stack. The only features that might draw some attention are the flip-down cupholders located beneath two air vents on the dash. Take everything you've learned from the experience, make a few modifications to meet U. Appearance and Miscellaneous Option Avail.
At around 30K miles, my range is down about 10%. If you're wondering how much an i might be worth in the future, the jury is still out on electric-car residuals. A software update is available to correct the problem. Based on the excellent condition of this vehicle, along with the options and color, this Mitsubishi I-Miev is sure to sell fast. Standard is a key-fob remote that not only unlocks the doors, but can activate the climate-control system from up to 300 feet away to allow pre-heating or pre-cooling of the interior. I do not take it on the highway or long trips. Small size, terrific maneuverability, and exceptionally low per-mile costs make it perfectly suited to inner-city driving.
But here's the deal breaker. One last thing, there are so many electric cars in S. Space-efficient design Sure, this little-bitty Mitsubishi hatchback slightly smaller than a Mini Cooper. There are no oil changes on an ev or much of anything else to service. Free lifetime warranty on qualified pre-owned vehicles.
Now I have to drive my other car whenever I need to go somewhere at lunch or afterwork since my range has been reduced to getting my to work and back and not much else. Rear legroom is a bit tight and the backseats are flat and not terribly supportive. As a result, it sports compact front and rear dimensions and a high roofline - giving it a somewhat jelly-bean-like silhouette. Three drive settings are offered. There's some wind, tire and road noise at higher speeds, but overall the cabin remains quiet enough to allow for easy conversation. On a regular 120-volt home outlet, a full charge for the i will take 22.