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2012 Mitsubishi i

At a Glance

Pricing $29,125 - $31,125
Drive Types RWD
Engines EV
Transmissions A1

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 39

Overview Information

The Mitsubishi i aims to be one of the first widely available electric cars that's also affordable. The i has seating for four passengers in a body that is about the same size as a Mini Cooper. The i is much smaller than the Leaf or Volt, but is available at a substantially lower price than either vehicle. A 49kW AC synchronous motor mounted in the rear of the vehicle drives the rear wheels. According to the EPA, the driving range is about 62 miles on a full charge. An in-vehicle charger can plug in to any 120V AC outlet and recharge the batteries in about 22 hours. Most owners will want a dedicated 240V charger which shortens the time to just 7 hours. An optional DC quick charge port connects to publicly available chargers which can provide an 80% charge in 30 min. The number of electric cars on the market is rapidly expanding. The Mitsubishi might be the most cost effective way to become an early adopter.

Official Word:

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) has seen its all-new Mitsubishi i battery-powered electric vehicle rated to deliver a best-in-segment "fuel" efficiency as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the areas of both mile-per-gallon equivalency (MPGe) and driving range. The 100% electric-powered Mitsubishi i has earned an EPA-rated 126 MPGe in city driving and 99 MPGe out on the highway (112 MPGe combined). Additionally, the EPA has also awarded the stylish and fun-to-drive electric...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
i ES EV (63-bhp) A1 RWD 39 $29,125
i SE EV (63-bhp) A1 RWD 39 $31,125