Mitsubishi wants everyone to know that some mainstream car companies are actually interested in developing full electric vehicles. The iMiev has been around for a while, but they've updated the concept, made it sportier, and they're looking at taking advantage of some new battery technology.
The little Beetle lookalike would travel 100 miles per charge (if ever produced) and would be marketed mostly in urban centers (OK...probably just Japan.) Unlike the new Phoenix batteries, the iMiev charges only through regular grid electricity, and so takes about 7 hours to recharge. But the good news is they've moved up the release date from 2010 to 2009.
Frankly, I'm excited to see this on the road...but we don't yet have any details on where it will be sold, or for how much.
written by Neece, October 31, 2007
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