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.
Responsible for building Japan's first series-production automobile in 1917, enthusiasts know Mitsubishi for the Lancer Evolution, a sport sedan built as part of the company's connection with off-road rally racing. Currently, in the US, Mitsubishi manufactures one sedan, one hatchback, two crossovers and one electric vehicle.
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.
Web video on the Mitsubishi i-Miev frontal crash test at about 40 mph.
A week before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi leaks photos of the 2011 iMiev. But where's the EV's navigation system?
Mitsubishi confirmed on Twitter that the U.S. version of its electric 2011 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show next month.
CNET Car Tech spent some time with the Mitsubishi i-Miev in San Francisco.
Preparing for the official launch of the i-Miev electric car in the U.S., Mitsubishi let us spend some time with a Japanese market model. Using it as a city car, it proved perfectly adequate for driving around San Francisco.