Despite selling less than 2,000 units in the past three years, Mitsubishi isn’t giving up on its electric minicar. Deliveries for the new 2016 i-MiEV will start in March. The newest model since 2014, the minicar comes with an array of options to fit buyer preferences better than ever.
The 2014 model is still on sale with a $6,000 price cut and rounds out to a little less than $23,000 before taxes. Keep in mind a federal tax credit drops that number down to below $16,000, too. Don’t forget that since this is an all-around electric minicar, it’s completely green. There’s no emissions and, best of all, there’s no reason to stop at a gas station for anything other than snacks.
Don’t fret about the battery either. Mitsubishi warranties the battery for up to eight years or 100,000 miles. If you don’t like the minicar, it’s even transferable, a selling point to most buyers. Charging is simple and convenient too. A portable charging cable plugs into a standard home outlet and charges from 0 to 100 in around 22 hours.
For faster charging, an Eaton home charging dock will reach full capacity in six hours. Out in public, CHAdeMO level three public chargers hit 80 in a half hour. So while it may be true that the electric minicar has its work cut out for it, everyone loves an underdog story, right? With Mitsubishi’s commitment, there’s hope yet for a comeback.by