The first mass-produced EV to go on private sale has plenty of hype to match
WIPING off a Prius at the lights, normally, is a feat akin to shooting a whale in an aquarium with an assault rifle – quite hard not to do. Doing so in Mitsubishi’s electric i-MiEV, the first mass-produced allelectric powered car available in Australia, is almost an act of subversion, deeply contrary to its greener-than-thou premise. Nor is it, as we’ll see, strictly speaking advisable.
In any event, this is a joy that private buyers soon may experience— ordinary Australians soon will be able to buy a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Following a limited program with just 110 cars leased to governments and fleets, fullscale showroom sales should start next month.
Phase: The i-MiEV has faults to overcome