2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will cost $6,000 less than 2012 model
By Ben Coxworth
December 4, 2013
If you almost bought an electric car this year but held off, you may now be glad that you did – yesterday, Mitsubishi Motors North America announced that the 2014 edition of its i-MiEV will be selling for US$6,130 less than the current model.
The six-grand-plus reduction will bring the total price to $22,995. If you factor in the $7,500 federal tax credit available to EV buyers in the US, that price drops to $15,495.
Full specs on the 2014 i-MiEV aren't yet available, although if it's like the current 2012 model, it will feature a 49kW AC synchronous motor fed by a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery, a top speed of approximately 80 mph (130 km/h) and a range of about 80 to 100 miles on one charge.
Additionally, formerly optional features that are standard on the new model will include heated front seats, a CHAdeMO DC quick charge port, a battery warming system, and an 8-amp/12-amp switchable Level 1 charging cable. That cable will enable a full charge from near-empty in 22 hours at 8 amps, or 14 hours at 12 amps.
There's currently no word on pricing or features for non-North American versions.