The layout of the rear-mid engine rear of the proven minicar “i” assumed. The conversion in-MiEV, the standard car tiny three-cylinder, gasoline-powered and fuel tanks are all thrown to the side. Lithium-ion battery is mounted under the cab and the motor, inverter and other electrical components are located under and behind the rear seats. According to Mitsubishi, which makes unique layout of the electric motor and drive to occupy the same space occupied by the conventional engine and transmission.
This leads to great seats for four adults – even for small non-American models – and easy access to the load through the rear door. The low mounting points for the EV components helps lower center of gravity, which the i-MiEV motorized agile and light. We hope that nice quality-driven model does not (and probably heavier) lost more Americans.
The range is always a problem with EV and the i-MiEV is not its borders. Expect around 50-80 miles in a mix of city and highway driving. The fees are about 8 hours with domestic and socket, or as little as 30 minutes (or less) using fast charging technology.Electric vehicles are still in their infancy, so there are times when the range and greater load on the basis of almost every month.
The price is for 2012 i-MiEV is expected to be around $ 30,000, $ 7.500 at the federal level tax credit. Sets prices of the i-MiEV in the heat of the car market and is well within the range of adopters and technically savvy eco-conscious early. Heavily dependent on sales and Bad-Boy Image Evo rally-inspired models, sure hope the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV raising the profile of the company and improve its image as a leader in electric car.