Unsurprisingly, Mitsubishi is having trouble shifting the i-MiEV electric car. I mean the car is slow, ugly, and expensive. It would be a surprise if they actually could sell it. So they keep reducing the price in Europe and America. In the latest effort, the price of the 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been reduced by $6,130 despite the fact that it comes with more standard equipment.
The i-MiEV is also eligible – depending on the state and a million other factors – for the Federal tax credit of $7,500. That means, potentially, you can get one for as low as $15,495. But as it is, the car costs $22,995 and comes with CHAdeMO DC quick charge port, battery warming system and heated side view mirrors as standard equipment.
Even at 15 grand the Mitsubishi i-MiEV doesn’t really sound like a good deal; not with those looks and that performance. It is a fairly well-equipped car though, featuring stuff like leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob, heated seats and aluminum wheels.
The car is powered by an electric motor with an output of 63 hp and 133 lb.-ft, featuring a 330V lithium-ion. Mitsu has bnot been very clear about this system’s range though, probably because it’s very pathetic.