Japanese automaker Mitsubishi introduces the all-electric car i-MiEV that could run of about 80 mph and can travel a maximum 100 miles on an all-night powered with its 660 cc turbo battery charged engine. Outfitted with rear-wheel drive and a lithium-ion 330V battery, this Mits is pretty far removed from the ever-popular Eclipse.
One of the most interesting about the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is its ability to charge on a household socket. You can plug the car into your garage outlet and let it charge for up to 11 hours with a 100 V outlet.
Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO Shinichi Kurihara confirmed the i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) is being developed for sale in world markets, including the United States.
“Electric vehicles are one branch of the automotive landscape and we are dedicated to providing these technology-sourced solutions as an important path for the world’s clean-air options,” explained Kurihara, who stood alongside a Left Hand Drive i-MiEV during his address to journalists at the New York International Auto Show. “We believe the i-MiEV delivers on the promise of sustainability, suitable range, performance, and innovative packaging and styling.”The 2010 Mitsubishi i MIEV is expected to go on sale by the end of 2009 for around 2.5 million yen ($24,000), although Japanese government subsidies for zero-emissions cars reduce this price by 50 percent.