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The battery-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV four-door hatchback seats up to four people. It features a 330-volt lithium-ion battery pack, which is good for an EPA-estimated 62 miles of pure electric driving. The car's primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.
New for 2013
The i-MiEV debuted for 2012 and there are no significant changes for 2013.
ExteriorTo some, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV probably looks like a glorified golf cart. It's narrow and tall, and its wheels are so close to the bumpers that there's practically no overhang at all. Exterior features include:
The i-MiEV's interior is roomier than you'd expect, with surprising headroom thanks to the car's tall stature. Despite the alternative nature of the drivetrain, the cabin is conventional with a regular ignition key and shifter with PRND settings.
The cargo space is also generous, especially considering the backseat room, and there is a 50/50-split folding rear seat. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The i-MiEV's drivetrain consists of a 330-volt lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 16 kilowatt-hours of storage, a 66-horsepower electric motor and rear-wheel drive. As an electric car, there's no transmission in the traditional sense, which is to say no "speeds." In addition to a Drive mode, the Eco and B modes help the driver to accelerate more efficiently and also increase the degree of regenerative braking, which uses the car's inertia to recharge the battery pack. Mechanical features include:
SafetyStandard safety features include: