The four-passenger electric vehicle 2012 Mitsubishi i will start to $ 27,990 when it launches the first in Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington in November, the automaker said last week.
The destination charge is not yet defined, nor the price for the charging station at home, “said Maurice Durand, a spokesman for Mitsubishi Motors North America, said in a telephone conversation on Monday with Inside Line.
Durand noted that buyers will be able to lead a demonstration vehicle in Mitsubishi dealerships in the states mentioned in November, with delivery of the car in early January. buyers in Hawaii Mitsubishi i can book now for a deposit of $ 299. The price is considerably smaller than the Mitsubishi had initially planned.
She had said earlier that the Mitsubishi i would start at about $ 35,000 -. $ 40,000 “The Mitsubishi i is priced aggressively to position it as an entry-level EV, ” Durand said In comparison, the electric Nissan Leaf starts at $. 33,630 in 2011, including a boarding fee $ 850. Mitsubishi said in a statement that the Mitsubishi i will be eligible for a federal tax credit of $ 7,500. inhabitants Hawaii are also eligible for a discount of $ 4,500 for clean energy state.
The automaker said it will charge the $ 99.99 fee for electrical inspection at home for the first 2,000 people who make a reservation and purchase of electric vehicles. Durand said Mitsubishi is working with retailer Best Buy on the inspections and electrical appliances with Rogers in the installation of home charging station.
Mitsubishi has announced it will roll in the northeastern U.S. hi March 2012, with national rollout planned for late 2012. The company said is planning a range of 85 miles to the EV, which uses an engine of 63 horsepower electric powered off a 16-kilowatt lithium-ion batteries.
We already addressed the Japanese version of the specification as hi MiEV car, but the U.S. version falls to “MiEV ” from its name.