Mit­subishi IMIEV

Price: $59,990 CO2: 0g/km

Element - - Transport -

Kudos to Mit­subishi: the IMIEV was of­fi­cial the first all-elec­tric pro­duc­tion car to go on sale in New Zealand. Based on the tiny icar, the IMIEV costs big money for a small run­about but of­fers gen­uine zero-emis­sions com­mut­ing. It’s pow­ered by 88 lithium-ion bat­ter­ies (they’re lo­cated un­der the floor), which can be charged in seven hours from a 15-amp house­hold socket. Mit­subishi claims range is 150km, which is claimed to be suf­fi­cient for most mo­torists’ daily com­mute. Mit­subishi has also signed a deal with So­larcity New Zealand to of­fer IMIEV own­ers a be­spoke so­lar charg­ing sys­tem that can com­pletely off­set the power needed to charge the car. The com­pany claims the sys­tem can gen­er­ate enough clan elec­tric­ity to power the lit­tle Mit­subishi for 1250km per month.

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