Mitsubishi Motors has recently confirmed that the new upcoming fully electric concept car Mitsubishi i Miev will be on the production line in Japan market first. The electric car of Mitsubishi i MiEV is going to reach the buyer of Japan residents around July this year. This car can be charged fully from 7 to 14 hours depending on the power sources. Whatever it is, this car is seriously gonna hit the world’s car market due to its fully electric concept that made it easy to recharge anywhere you go. But i just hope that our Tenaga Nasional Berhad TNB will not increase the electric bill and charges soon to let people enjoy an environmental friendly cars like i MiEV in our country.
MITSUBISHI I MIEV ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONCEPT CAR CONFIRMED ITS PRODUCTION THIS YEAR – I MIEV INFORMATION + PICTURE + VIDEO
The tiny i MiEV, which is slightly smaller than a Fiat 500 measuring 3.395mm or 133.6-in. in length, is based on the Japanese market, rear-engined ‘i’ minicar.
The electric version replaces the i’s conventional gasoline engine, transmission and fuel tank with a lithium-ion battery system, electric motor and onboard charging system. However, it retains the standard i’s rear mid-ship architecture which allowed Mitsubishi to integrate the new components under the seats, luggage compartment and floor deck.
The i MiEV’s battery pack can be charged either from an 110v outlet – which takes around 12 to 14 hours – or half that time on a 220v. Additionally, there is a fast charge connector that allows the battery to reach 80 percent of capacity in just 30 minutes.
MIEV (Mitsubishi In-wheel motor Electric Vehicle) or MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) is the name given by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors to its alternative propulsion technologies. It was introduced in the Mitsubishi Colt EV, a Colt-based concept car first exhibited at 2005 Tokyo Motor Show which used a series of lithium-ion batteries to power electric motors located in the wheels. Subsequent electrically powered vehicles have included a 200 kW Lancer Evolution,and a battery-equipped Mitsubishi i kei car which is aimed for introduction into the world market by 2010. The car will be tested in consumer situations the U.S. State of Oregon.
MIEV motors are constructed using an in-wheel motor rotor, an in-wheel motor stator, a rotor bracket, stator bracket and inverter directly behind the brakes. Engine power output is 47 kW and torque output 180 N·m. The batteries can be charged from a standard 15 A/200 V car charger in seven hours and with a three-phase electric power charged in 25 minutes (for up to 80 percent of full capacity).The batteries are located under the floorpan and in the Colt uses 22 Li-ion modules to produce a cumulative 325 V. The design allows for an entirely electric vehicle, or a hybrid using the batteries to supplement a traditional internal combustion engine or a hydrogen fuel cell.
The prototype for the Mitsubishi Global i MiEV was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. Very much like the original i MiEV, this version is the “global” model, meant for the world market. It features a wider stance, longer “bumper” overhangs for protection, and the steering wheel is on the correct, American side of the car.
Mitsubishi is saying that this prototype is the precursor for the model that will be on sale in Europe early next year under both Mitsubishi’s and Peugeot’s names.
VIDEO OF MITSUBISHI I MIEV
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