By GreenCompany | June 8, 2011
This week Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada released the pricing structure for the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV subcompact hatchback zero-emission electric car. Not accounting for any provincial subsidies, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the standard version of the i-MiEV will be $32,998.00. The price for the fully equipped model will top out at $35,998.00 exclusive of any taxes, freight and PDI. If you live in a province like Ontario or Quebec who both offer generous subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles, you could save many thousands of dollars off the MSRP.
So what the heck is the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV anyways? The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an all-electric vehicle with features that include five-doors, carries up to 4-passengers and Mitsubishi claims it will be the most affordable, mass-produced, all-electric vehicle available to car consumers in Canada. The i-MiEV boasts a fully-charged range of 135 kilometers and a not so slow top speed of 130 km/h. Considering nowhere in Canada has posted speed limits that high, the i-MiEV should handle Canada’s urban driver’s commuting needs rather well. The vehicle has also faced the Canadian weather and roads as 43 i-MiEV’s have been in testing with companies and organizations from one side of Canada to the other. The all-electric vehicle is a vehicle that can be used in Canada despite what many say is a too harsh environment for such a seemingly fragile vehicle.
All right that all sounds good so when do we get to try and buy them? Well, all Mitsubishi has said thus far is that the i-MiEV will be available via their Canadian Mitsubishi dealerships some time in 2011. Considering it is now nearly mid-June, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of time. They also haven’t said how many will be available for purchase and if all dealerships and/or provinces will be getting the all-electric vehicle.
If you haven’t already seen the i-MiEV here is a picture. It looks very much like the Honda Fit to this observer.