As many here may know, Mitsubishi has built working prototypes of a pure electric car it calls the iMiEV. These vehicles have been demonstrated in the U.S. and Japan, and are currently undergoing fleet monitoring tests.
The Nikkei recently reported that Mitsubishi plans on selling these cars in Japan beginning in 2009, with 2000 units produced in the first year and 10,000 units by 2011.
The vehicle is a 2300 pound 4-seater that uses a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack powering a 47 kw motor and is able to achieve a top speed of 85 mph. Whether it will come to the U.S. isn’t known, but the initial starting price in Japan will be $37,496 USD.
110V charge time is listed as 14 hours, max range is 100 miles, and there is no range extender.
Compared with the Volt, with its aggressive styling, 120 kw motor, 100 mph top speed, and range extender, it is worth noticing that both cars will be so similar in pricing.
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