2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV review

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a electric car whose main selling points are its relatively low price and its efficient drivetrain. The  i-MiEV is essentially a “kei” car with an electric powertrain. In Japan, kei cars are narrow vehicles with small engines that merit their own tax class. I-cars went on sale in Japanese market back in 2006. Seven years after, Mitsubishi i MiEV is placed in the global market in the global market due to complete equipment and performance. The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is not fast, not incredibly strong, but it is already highly ranked in the country of origin as in the U.S. market .

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV range

The tiny 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is powered by an electric motor mounted under the trunk. This engine has 66hp and196 Nm of torque. Under the chassis is lithium-ion battery provided by a 16-kWh. In the ideal driving conditions the 2014 i-MiEV can go 100 kilometres on a single charge. Mitsubishi claims that the car can achieve a top speed of 130 kmh. Even if that’s possible, don’t expect it to come quickly, nor the traditional zero-to-100 kmh sprint.

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

The i-MiEV can be charged three ways: A standard 120V household outlet will charge  the battery of your vehicle for long 22 hours, an optional 240V home charger trims that to 7 hours, while a CHAdeMO and public fueling stations will top off 80 percent of the battery in half an hour.

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Trim levels

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be available in three trim levels. Even though the i-MiEV is a very small vehicle, the base model is still packed with a respectable amount of standard features. Such items include an 15″ alloy wheels , energy-efficient electric air conditioning with micron filter, speed-sensitive electric power steering (EPS), a heated driver’s seat and LED, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 360-watt sound system with eight speakers rear tail lamps. SE Premium Package offers even CHAdeMO port, USB port, high-definition navigation system, a rear-view camera and steering wheel-mounted controls.

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Safety

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the electric car, low speed, but no means anything. The i-MiEV is not lagging behind other vehicles when it comes to its ability to provide and ensure passengers, as well as itself. Here is some of this vehicle’s safety equipment: dual-stage supplemental front air bags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard passengers, Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL), 4-wheel ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and a high voltage cut-off system are included on every Mitsubishi i model as standard equipment.

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV interior

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Price and Release Date

The concept of MiEV, which was presented this year in Geneva will have to wait in line production. By the time 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, on the U.S. market,  need to catch up, or at least become a worthy competitor to vehicle Nissan Leaf, which is th only real rival in the USA. I-MiEV is even cheaper than the Leaf model, and with the price of $ 35,000 .