Mit­subishi switches on to the power of elec­tric­ity

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

The trou­ble with elec­tric cars is that they are ex­pen­sive to buy and have a limited range so they are out­side the am­bit of the un­der-fi­nanced Green fam­ily in Eco Ter­race and are alien to the high-mileage road munch­ers found in The Camshaft Arms.

At the Paris Show, at the end of this month and into Oc­to­ber, Mit­subishi is launch­ing the Euro­pean spec­i­fi­ca­tion i-MiEV, the an­tithe­sis to its road­scorch­ing Lancer Evo model.

The i-MiEV is a fully us­able four-door car, nar­row enough to thread through ur­ban snarls or mews pas­sage­ways de­signed for horses.

This Euro ver­sion dif­fers from early im­ports, with front and rear bumpers meet­ing EU regs, a new cen­tral stack of in­stru­ments, bet­ter pas­sen­ger com­fort. Im­por­tantly, ac­tive and pas­sive safety is im­proved with the ad­di­tion of sta­bil­ity con­trol as well as side and cur­tain airbags, all stan­dard equip­ment.

To cel­e­brate 40 years of elec­tric devel­op­ment at Mit­subishi Mo­tors, a fur­ther dis­play will present the 1989 Mit­subishi Mini­cab EV for the first time in Europe, as part of “The In­cred­i­ble Col­lec­tion” her­itage show.

It will go on sale in 14 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Bri­tain next year, with a tar­get price of e33,000

e35,000, less any govern­ment in­cen­tives.

COM­ING SOON: Mit­subishi’s i-MiEV.

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