With so many automakers hitching their green-car stars to the hybrid bandwagon, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV should have strong appeal as one of the few all-electric vehicles on the U.S. market and perhaps the most affordable EV as well. Smart is known to be working on a battery-powered ForTwo, but it’s unclear when it might arrive.
12 hour battery recharge time
regenerative braking system
Lithium-ion electric motor battery
permanent magnet motor system
rear wheel drive
Comfort and Convenience Features
electric power steering
The I-miev uses high capacity 88 Lithium ion batteries for storing energy. The full charging time of the battery is 14 hrs in a 100v line and 7 hrs in a 200v line.
The maximum power of engine is 63 bhp. The maximum torque is 180 [email protected] rpm. When brakes are applied the energy is not dissipated and instead is converted into elecricity and stored in battery.
The transmission is 1 – speed. The top speed of i-miev is 130 kmh. The Kerb weight is 1100 kg. I – miev also has a navigation system developed by Mitsubishi. The Mitsubishi is launching I – miev in Japan only now.