i MiEV Electric Car: What We Know So Far
The saga continues. First, we learned about some improvements to Mitsubishi's i MiEV prototype. Then the company announced that its electric car would go global. We had a peek at the New York Auto Show, learned that it would be sold 1 year ahead of schedule in Japan (2009 instead of 2010), and that a small fleet was already being tested in the USA. So the i MiEV might not be as fast as those, but at least its development is moving along briskly.
New Details on First i MiEV Production Run
Now we learn that Mitsubishi plans to make 2,000 i-MiEV electric vehicles in 2009, and 4,000 units in 2010 before acceleration mass-production to a higher volume. "Most of the vehicles will be sold in Japan for some ¥3 million (US$27,530) each." We can speculate that prices might be lower by the time they get to the US. More photos below.
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