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My Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Welcome. If you were brought here by the QR code on a white Mitsubishi i-MiEV, you've come to the right place. This website was designed to educate its visitors about electric cars, particularly the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

The Mitsubishi i started out in Japan as a gas-powered car in 2006, and was outfitted with the MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) system shortly after its release. Utility companies tested the cars until they were released, for sale, to fleets in 2009 and private owners in 2010. The i-MiEV (as the electric version is called) is reported to outperform the gas version. In the US, the electric version is now called the i-MiEV to reduce confusion, although it's sometimes referred to as "i" or "i-car". The i-MiEV was widened and lengthened for more interior space and increased crumple zones for North America. 

The i-MiEV is available in the US at a few Mitsubishi dealerships. Currently, there are fewer than 40 i-MiEVs left on dealers' lots. The remaining 2012 inventory is being sold off to make way for the upcoming 2014 model. A 2013 model was never released. The 2012 model comes in two trims, ES and SE. The ES is the base model, equipped with steel wheels, AM/FM/CD radio, heat and AC. Options include the Quick charge port, cold weather package (cold weather package is built into the quick charge package, and therefore only one or the other can be selected), reverse parking sensors, floor mats, fog lights, and more. The SE has these options, as well as the premium package, which incorporates the quick charge package with a navigation radio, steering wheel controls, and bluetooth phone connectivity. More details are available on Mitsubishi's website. Please see the note to the right for info on the 2014 model.

2012 2014
ES  -  $29,125 ES  -  $22,995  
SE  -  $31,125

See my i-MiEV here, getting its first public charge.



The 2014 i-MiEV is now available, and it has received numerous upgrades and a major price reduction! Details can be found here and here.

Check your local dealers for availability.

Why I chose the Mitsubishi i-MiEV

      I purchased the Mitsubishi i-MiEV for several reasons. The primary motive is the all-electric drivetrain, but I also chose it because I really like the comfort, ride, and small size. The i-MiEV is also very efficient, even compared to other electric cars such as the LEAF. I also prefer the basic interior over the navigation and auto climate that the LEAF has.


Here are some links to more websites detailing the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.