For Being electric-powered, theMitsubishi i-MiEV has zero tailpipe emissions; plus, it’s pretty nippy in town. There’s enough space for four and running costs are low.
Against It’s crazily expensive to buy. The low-rent cabin plastics make it feel cheap and the lack of steering wheel adjustment inhibits comfort. The ride and handling are poor and it can’t go far between charges.
What Car? says
Electric cars may well be the future, but only the richest greens will be able to afford to buy or lease the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Other electric cars are better and cheaper.
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Target Price team says:
There’s only one version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, but it gives you air-conditioning, front and rear electric windows, alloy wheels and a CD player all fitted as standard. Front-, side- and curtain airbags and stability control are also provided.
The i-MiEV also offers distinctive looks, low running costs and – best of all – zero tailpipe emissions. However, its use of the latest battery technology makes it prohibitively expensive to buy and lease.
Mitsubishi claims you can expect 90 miles between charges, but our experience suggests 50 miles is more realistic. It takes about seven hours to charge if you use a standard wall socket, although this time falls to 30 minutes if you have access to a 50kw quick charger.
Mitsubishi’s optional service plan is worth considering, as it covers all the scheduled services throughout the first three years of a new car’s life, ensuring that they are performed by Mitsubishi-trained technicians.
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