2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will have better technology at a more affordable price coming this month
Mitsubishi is bringing a more affordable and better-equipped i-MiEV to America this month.
Available for an MSRP of $23,995 minus a federally sponsored tax credit, this electric Mitsubishi can be driven for $15,495, which is the lowest price of any EV on the market. The I-MiEV represents high value with standard features like heated driver and passenger seats, heated mirrors, and remote keyless entry.
However, the 2016 i-MiEV’s technology is what really makes the super-efficient electric vehicle desirable. It is powered by an electric motor capable of 49 kW (66hp) mated to a single-speed transmission that delivers uniform torque throughout the entire rpm range. For safety, an Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBF), Brake Assist (BA), and stability and traction controls help keep the i-MiEV on the road and driving clear of traffic.
Its 16 kWh lithium-ion batteries are mounted low on the vehicle, providing a total range of 62 clean miles. Charging is fast and easy with its DC rapid charger that can amp up to 80% capacity in just 30 minutes.
Make your next stop Randall Mitsubishi to see the arrival of this affordable EV and check out the whole array of Mitsubishi cars and trucks.
The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept revealed earlier this week. This could be the future of the SUV.
It’s hard to believe the new Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept isn’t from a Sci-Fi movie. With futuristic styling, a hybrid-electric drivetrain, and an array of crossover technology, the new GC-PHEV could just be the future of SUVs.
According to Car and Driver, the acronym stands for Grand Cruiser Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle – say that five times fast. The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and 94 hp electric motor. Combined it has more than 400 hp, capable of leaving most gas-powered crossovers in its dust.
“As Mitsubishi brings to North America the GC-PHEV, a hybrid-electric crossover designed, apparently, by the Rebel Alliance…this spacey vehicle is expected to herald the styling of future SUVs,” said Car and Driver editor, Aaron Robinson.
Aside from its space-ship like design, the GC also comes with a Super All-Wheel Control system (think souped-up AWD) and an energy recovery system. In theory, the new model could power the average house for 13 days – that’s just how advanced the electric system is. With all of this and more, the whole family at Randall Mitsubishi can’t wait to see the GC go into production.