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Mitsubishi enlarges half of the iMiEV

Mitsubishi makes the iMiEV electric car into a tiny, awkwardly shaped van.

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Mistsubishi iMiEV Cargo concept
It'll give us so much extra space in our EV to do activities! Mitsubishi Motors

So, you're a fan of Mitsubishi's iMiEV electric car. Who could blame you? It's a quirky looking 63-horsepower electric two-seater with a 100-mile range and no tailpipe emissions (probably due to its lack of a tailpipe). Plus, it looks like its from the future! But what if you wanted more interior volume for your, oh say, environmentally responsible delivery service? Then you're going to love the Mitsubishi iMiEV Cargo concept.

The Mitsubishi iMiEV Cargo concept takes the cute iMiEV and lops off its rear half, replacing it with a caboose of a small van or a Nissan Cube. The resulting vehicle is something of a cross between the Ford Transit and a large electric bug. That doesn't sound very good on paper, but in the photos, it's actually not that bad-looking.

Mitsubishi iMiEV Cargo concept
Insert witty junk-in-the-trunk comment here. Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi states that the cargo floor is completely flat and that the "cube-shaped luggage compartment at the rear of the vehicle allows every inch of available space to be utilized." Power, torque, and range all remain the same as the standard iMiEV.

Of course, if you weren't a fan of the iMiEV to begin with, giving it more awkward proportions probably isn't going to win you over.