What is it? Mitsubishi showed the North American version of its new i-MIEV electric car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The dimensions have been stretched for this revised i-MIEV to address American expectations. The four-passenger car measures 144.9 inches, making it 11 inches longer then the European and Japanese model and an inch shorter than a Mini Cooper. At 62.4 inches wide, it is four inches wider than the overseas model and still about 3.5 inches narrower than a Mini Cooper. These changes can make the car more palatable to potential buyers.
The Mitsubishi i-MIEV will be priced at $30,000.
When will it be available? Fall 2011.