Best of Green: Transportation

Best Plug-In Car on the Market: Mitsubishi i MiEV

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Mitsubishi i MiEV Electric Car

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Frankly, we didn't expect the Mitsubishi i MiEV to win the readers' choice prize in this category (but it did!) because it is less conventional than other EVs -- but we nonetheless wanted to give it the editors' pick this year.

This car was a big gamble for Mitsubishi, never the most likely company to be among the firsts to commercialize an affordable EV, and their perseverance paid off. The i MiEV turned out to be the most efficient of the current crop of EVs, sipping electrons at a rate of 112 MPG-equivalent, according to the EPA, and this is something to be proud of.

Readers' Choice Winner: Mitsubishi i MiEV