Mitsubishi i-MiEV @ 1 Utama

Its all about electric vehicles these days and here is the i-MiEV from Mitsubishi. They were having a huge roadshow about this electric vehicle here and they also built a small track at the concourse area so that the public can experience the electric vehicle for the first time, its also a first for me !

There is the tagline “Green Technology for a Sustainable Future”…. and the future is electric cars !

I managed to hitch a road on this electric vehicle ! Its really strange that you see a car actually moving in a shopping center and there is no exhaust gas coming out…. not to mention that you can’t even hear the car engine running !

I managed to catch a glimpse of the boot size as well. I think the boot space is okay for city use.

Here is also a glimpse of the dash providing information about the car and charging status. To be honest i hear nothing when i was sitting inside this car and moving around the concourse area.

The cool part about this car is that you can use your household sockets to charge the car as well, (230v 10A) but it takes around 8 hours to charge from empty to full. A full battery (with 88 cells) can take you up to 150km, pretty impressive judging that its running on batteries.

The electric motor gives you a good 180Nm of torque, a real impressive figure for an EV !!

Lastly when you are running low on juice, the car will turn off the compressor to save some energy for you to reach home.

I wonder when will this be available here……. if it is priced at RM 100k, would you consider one ?

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The sound coming from an engine revving to its limits is really music to my ears !

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