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i-MiEV no more...

Discussion in 'General Mitsubishi EV Discussion' started by rez_p, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. rez_p

    rez_p Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    Mitsubishi has announce that there won't be another i-MiEV ...
     
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    Thank god for Leaf's.
     
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  3. Sussex Trug

    Sussex Trug Well-Known Member

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    I think they need all the production lines for Outlanders.

    It's a shame as it is such a compact vehicle and is one of the few cars I might be able to fit between the gateposts with no risk. Lucky the Leaf has electric folding mirrors.
     
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    rez_p Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    I suggest a Twizy ;)
    Seriously, what are people's thoughts on the i-MiEV? I've never owned one but have driven a Peugeot iOn, but unlike other BEV's (Leaf, Zoe, i3, Model S) I always felt that it wasn't "ready"...
     
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    Sussex Trug Well-Known Member

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    If it wasn't for the battery lease I may well have got a Twizzy in the Summer. Not only will it fit in the gate but also my 1955 garage. (Plenty of room for an Austin 7.):rolleyes:
     
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  6. rez_p

    rez_p Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    In that case I suggest a Swallow (Jaguar) based on the Austin 7 :D
    Battery lease is the sole reason I haven't got a Twizy...
     
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    Sussex Trug Well-Known Member

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    20 years ago I was into the kit car concept. I have recently been looking again but thinking of electric power. No free time at the moment.
     
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    It was the first proper electric car that could be purchased and wasn't a slightly strange conversion. All credit to Mitsubishi, but I wonder if the Leaf would have come along if they hadn't tested the waters first? If you remember back to 2007/8 when the i-car came out, it was a radical design. I remember being wowed when I heard it could come with an electric option, though shocked at the £40k (or whatever it was) price tag at the time.

    It was never a great seller and if Mitsubhishi can utilise the lines for the Outlander PHEV, then they jolly well should.
     
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    That's a US website so I wonder if the iMiev is truly ceasing production in Japan?
    It's a credit to its designers that it doesn't look dated after such a long production run.
     
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    Interesting point, as the US i-MiEV is/was different from all the other versions (it is wider)
     
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    I wonder if their is has ever been a better ev to date around town. Boot space seat's reclined, turning circle, flexability with charging, width as example drive your leaf tesla outlander on school run through congested suburbia. I choose the C Zero clone's. Plus price. Our Zero has lasted 4 years, nearly 30k and continous to do exactly what it did from knew. Even after being an insurance write off, rear end shunted and returns today more than 70 on one charge. I guess thing' s need to move on.
     
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    dpeilow Militant EV driver!

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    £33k
     
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    What is 33k, sorry for being thick.
     
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    Why do most most ev town-city driver's require software updates further information, you can drive from a to b without this. funnily you can still drop kid's of to school, shopping. For the Zero, keep it simple, manufacturers can't rip you of.
     
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    The cost new is 2009.
     
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    And £11,995 today but only with a Citroen or Peugeot badge.
     
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    Actually the I-MiEV was £39,000 before the £5,000 Govt incentive when new.
     
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    I'll believe that price - when it appears in a showroom! I've not heard that anyone has ordered one 'off the shelf'?

    PS I just looked on the Citrien UK website and the advertised models is definitely a new spec! I note the new model has two notable improvements: tinted windows (inc windscreen?); and tyre pressure sensors!

    Can anyone spot other enhancements! See:
    http://www.car-configurator.citroen...&MulticityConnect=0&IsShowPopinDisabled=False
     
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    I am pretty sure the Leaf had been designed long before then. Manufacturers take many years to bring a new model to the showroom.
     
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