Mitsubishi i MiEV – The Electric Car

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This is Mitsubishi’s answer to the Electric segment. Its now on display at the 79th Geneva International Motor Show which starts from March 5 till March 15 2009.

Mitsu’s tagline on this kind of tech is “Drive @ Earth”

It looks very very futuristic, sometimes i really can’t imagine when all these “futuristic” cars will be on the road, its like watching some sci-fi movie, only to find that its real !

The i MiEV features 4 innovations :

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While applying new technology, it still is practical where now the conventional engine, fuel tank and gearbox is replaced with electric motor, inverter and batteries.

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Then it features use of high density lithium ion batteries that can let you drive up to 160km on a single charge.

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The most interesting is the torque curve, where this electric motor is actually able to deliver 180Nm !! For your reference the current Civic 2.0 delivers like 188 Nm @ 4,500 RPM !!!!!

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How to charge the car ? Simply plug it into your household power socket and it will charge !!!!

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Frankly speaking, i am really quite dumbfounded by this i MiEV, i mean, if this really comes, then in the future we will not be heading to petrol pumps, rather going to friend’s house to charge car battery ! I think next time at your working place you will have chargers at the car park so you can charge your car when you go to work…Imagine that….

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Looking at the interior and you will definitely tell yourself, “is this some kind of space car that i am riding on ?” Simple meter clusters displaying just about adequate information for you to get from point A to point B.

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Above are the specifications.

I really wonder how near in the future that this will be happening…….

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