SIM-LEI EV Revealed With 206 Mile Range

SIM-LEI EV Revealed With 206 Mile Range
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Take a good look at this car, because if you were next to it at a stop light there’s a good chance it would beat you off the line by a long shot. It’s the SIM-LEI EV, built by the SIM Company, founded in 2009 at Japan’s Keio University. What separates it from the other EVs on the block is SIM’spreference to… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012
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The Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient cars have been named for 2012 by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA (those guys that come up with the official ratings for cars) has compiled the list, which is dominated by Japanese automakers. Those remaining two are domestic vehicles, although with one being a commercial van, it almost… Continue Reading...

2012 Mitsubishi i Ranks Best In Fuel Economy

2012 Mitsubishi i Ranks Best In Fuel Economy
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  Behold, the new bar for fuel economy: 126 highway miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). Which car is championing these figures? The Mitsubishi i electric vehicle. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Guide ranked the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle at the top for fuel consumption. The competing Nissan Leaf stacks up 13 MPGe lower at a still… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi USA Executives Depart, No Plans To Fill Vacancies

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Mitsubishi USA Executives Depart, No Plans To Fill Vacancies
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Mitsubishi has confirmed that two top executives at their American divison have left the company, and that Mitsubishi has no plans to replace them – a curious development for an automaker with mercurial fortunes. Mitsubishi has struggled in recent years, but has enjoyed a sales surge in recent months, as well as the launch of… Continue Reading...

2012 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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2012 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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Recognized each year at the LA Auto Show, the finalists for the 2012 Green Car of the Year award have been released, spanning the gamut of possible alternative fuel vehicles. The nominee include the Ford Focus Electric, the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, the Mitsubishi i, the Toyota Prius v and the 2012 Volkswagen Passat… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Sets Goal Of 2,000 EV Sales By April 2012

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Mitsubishi Sets Goal Of 2,000 EV Sales By April 2012
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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has a goal – it wants to sell 2,000 units of its new i electric car in North America by April. Mitsubishi’s goal is pretty ambitious, considering that the i arrives at North American retailers in November and it’s only pre-sold about 350 to date. According to Yoshikazu Nakamura, senior executive officer… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Interested In Electric Formula 1 Cars

Mitsubishi Interested In Electric Formula 1 Cars
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The president of Mitsubishi, Osamu Masuko, is “very interested” in producing electric Formula 1 cars, with an eye to mutually compatible technology with their road cars.  The governing body of Formula 1, the Federation Internationale de lÀutomobile, announced this month that it is working with representatives of the European Commission to develop a racing series for… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Eclipse, Endeavor To Die In August

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Mitsubishi Eclipse, Endeavor To Die In August
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Mitsubishi is killing both its Endeavor crossover and Eclipse coupe and convertible due to slow sales, with both vehicles scheduled to die off in August. The Endeavor never found much love amongst car buyers, but the Eclipse has a long history in the performance car segment, even if its moved further away from its original… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: Mitsubishi i Electric Car Priced At $20,490

New York 2011: Mitsubishi i Electric Car Priced At $20,490
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The Mitsubishi i electric vehicle will start at $20,490 after a federal tax credit, coming in at nearly $5000 less than a Nissan Leaf.  The $20,490 sticker price is for a base ES model, while the upgraded SE trim with an 8-speaker 360 watt stereo, leather wrapped steering wheel, 15″ alloys and fog lamps will… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi i Grows In Size For U.S., More Suited To Highway Driving

Mitsubishi i Grows In Size For U.S., More Suited To Highway Driving
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Mitsubishi‘s diminutive i electric vehicle is undergoing some fairly substantial changes when it makes its debut on our shores, the most significant being a slight increase in length and a 5 inch bump in width, with the extra size added to help the car feel better during high speed highway driving. While Japanese drivers experience… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Builds 5000th i-MiEV Electric Car

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Mitsubishi Builds 5000th i-MiEV Electric Car
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Mitsubishi recently reached a milestone with the completion of their 5000th i-MiEV electric car, which rolled off the line at its Mizushima plant this week. After starting production in June of 2009, the i-MiEV has been a hit in Japan, and will make its debut in America in late 2011 after being unveiled at the… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Puts Delica Minivan Plans On Hold

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Mitsubishi Puts Delica Minivan Plans On Hold
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Mitsubishi‘s lineup in the rest of the world is a pretty far cry from the Outlanders, Eclipses and Galants we’re used to in North America. In foreign markets, cars like the i, Colt and Delica can be had instead of the pulse-slowing fare sold here. Mitsubishi apparently planned on bringing their Delica minivan to our… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Hoping To Introduce iMiEV At Below $30,000 For U.S. Launch

Mitsubishi Hoping To Introduce iMiEV At Below $30,000 For U.S. Launch
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Mitsubishi is looking to get into the electric car game with their ultra-compact iMiEV. Unfortunately, the iMiEV is down on power, interior space and range – between 50 and 60 miles – three qualities which likely won’t sit well with most Americans. To make the iMiEV more attractive, Mitsubishi is hoping to sell the car… Continue Reading...