The 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev will fit specific driving situations well, such as a 20-mile suburban commute, but above the base trim level its price comes too close to that of the more capable Nissan Leaf.
Much cheaper, longer-range electric cars are on the way if Japan's Sekisui Chemical claims are realized in 2015.
At the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in July, Mitsubishi will enter an Evolution version of its i-Miev electric car, alongside a production i-Miev, in the new Electric division.
CNET reviews the Mitsubishi i-Miev, the second pure electric car from a major automaker this century.
Mitsubishi's little electric car joins the Nissan Leaf in this small segment of the automotive market. The i-Miev's limited range and poor freeway manners make it best for cities and the suburbs.
If you want to experience golf cart driving on the highway and make Prius drivers look like polluters, you should take a ride on the 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev.
Two new versions of the electric car include one with a price cut and the other with extending driving range.
Mitsubishi pulls the wraps off of the U.S. market version of its iMiEV electric vehicle at the 2010 LA Auto Show.
Mitsubishi does its part to make electric cars real.
Web video on the Mitsubishi i-Miev frontal crash test at about 40 mph.