2014 Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car gets massive price cut ($6,130)

Mitsubishi i MIEV electric car
© Michael Graham Richard

$22,995 before incentives

The i MiEV has always been kind of the outsider in the current crop of electric cars. It looks a bit strange (very Japanese-retro-futuristic) and hasn't been particularly inexpensive, at least so far. But Mitsubishi has decided to pull all stops for the 2014 model and jack up the value proposition (what you pay vs what you get). First there's a price reduction of $6,130, bringing the starting price to $22,995 before incentives, and to $15,495 after the $7,500 federal tax credit in the US (and even lower if you get some state incentives). That's a serious price cut!

Then there's the standard equipment which has been beefed up:

The new 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV boasts a much more comprehensive standard equipment package. Newly added items that are now standard equipment at no charge to the consumer include:

Accessories/Features

Driver and front passenger heated seats
CHAdeMO DC quick charge port
Battery warming system
Heated side view mirrors
Rear door speakers
8A/12A switchable Level 1 charging cable*** (approximate charge time from near empty to fully charged - 22 hours for 8 amp/14 hours for 12 amp)
Charge port lamp

Interior Enhancements

Leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob
Passenger-side vanity mirror with lid
Numerous decorative color/trim upgrades

Exterior Enhancements

Aluminum wheels
Front fog lights
New daytime running lights (DRL)
Black-out door sash trim

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Mitsubishi says that to date there's been more than 30,000 i-MiEV and i-MiEV-based vehicles sold around the globe. I think it would sell much better if it looked like this other concept car by Mitsubishi, though:

© Mitsubishi

© Mitsubishi

More on it here:

-Mitsubishi's CA-MiEV electric concept car

-More details on the Mitsubishi CA-MiEV electric concept car

Via Mitsubishi, ABG

See also: Mitsubishi's CA-MiEV electric concept car

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