New view of Mitsubishi's i Miev sports car

Sketch of all-electric plug-in is leaked ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut.

Sketch of Mitsubishi's Prototype i Miev electric plug-in sports car. Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi released a more detailed sketch of its Prototype i Miev on Thursday.

The all-electric sports car concept is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March alongside the i Mieve Sport Air concept car.

Both are follow-ups to Mitsubishi's i Miev hatchback, which is currently undergoing "feasibility testing" in Europe. The hatchback, which is scheduled to go on sale in Japan sometime this year, can be plugged into any household outlet for recharging.

Though at 7 hours to recharge at 200V outlets and and 14 hours at 100V outlets, owners may opt for a higher-voltage option.

The i Miev hatchback all electric plug-in due out soon in Japan and possibly Europe. Mitsubishi

The i Miev can be charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes with a quick charge system at a 200V, 50kW 3-phase outlet.

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