Kuuuurija
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iMiev Sales in US

Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:36 pm

102 iMievs have been sold in US during first 10 months of year 2015, according to http://insideevs.com/october-2015-plug-electric-vehicle-sales-report-card/.

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Re: iMiev sales in US

Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:33 am

Each month I look with bemusement at the i-MiEV nationwide sales. From the latest i-MiEV sales figures on http://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/, here they are for the USA:

2011 80
2012 588
2013 1029
2014 196
2015 115
2016 7 (thru February)
TOTAL 2015

Here are the quantities of new 2014 and 2016 i-MiEVs available around the US:

AutoTrader 42
Cars.com 50

Looking through a few more websites, the quantity of new i-MiEVs presently available in the entire United States was significantly lower … and for some reason only showed the higher-priced new ones :-(

So, let's say there are 50 new i-MiEVs out there (including some new 2014s), which would mean a total of 2065 i-MiEVs imported into the US. Hey, we're part of an exclusive group. 8-)
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:45 am

And nearly half the fleet was sold with the $6,000 or $10,000 credits given by Mitsubishi. I would've bought Bear at the time anyway, but the $6,000 off was a nice bonus.

Looking at the numbers for the 2012 vs. the cheaper and better equipped 2014 and 2016 models, it just goes to show that with units in dealer showrooms and lots, a car sells better. Imagine what could've been with some proper mainstream advertising.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:50 pm

It seems like every used i-miev in the for sale ads are 2012's even though most were sold in 2013. Were all those 2013's really left over 2012's?
2012 ES, Cool Metalic Silver, no quick charge, no fog lights and no navi but a cold weather package for when it gets 13 below, wait - it never gets that cold here.
"Silver Shadow"

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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:18 pm

ed5000 wrote:It seems like every used i-miev in the for sale ads are 2012's even though most were sold in 2013. Were all those 2013's really left over 2012's?
Yes, as there were no USA 2013s (only Canada).
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

tigger19687
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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:27 am

ed5000 wrote:It seems like every used i-miev in the for sale ads are 2012's even though most were sold in 2013. Were all those 2013's really left over 2012's?


almost all of those are LEASE ends.
[size=85]- Linda
-2017 Chevy Bolt Premier Bright Blue
- 2012 Black i-MiEV (the Black jellybean) selling !!!
- 2014 Toyota Prius C, for the Son

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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:30 am

Only one of our beloved little jellybeans was sold brand-new in March :shock:
http://insideevs.com/march-2016-ev-sales-in-us/
With Tesla at 3,990, to think I own each end of the spectrum.
Best of both worlds, IMO. 8-)
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:19 am

here in Northern CA, GM is practical giving their SparkEV away. I got a couple of co-workers and a couple of acquaintances to do 36-mon lease at ~$75/mon out-of-pocket. Unfortunately these don't have level 3 charging, but the 82-mile range is quite workable.

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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:21 am

That you do, Joe. 8-)

What's holding new i-MiEV sales back (besides the obvious lack of any attempt to market the car) are the availability of like-new used units going for $5,000-$8,000. But, it's only going to get worse now. We are getting into that awkward middle-stage of the jump from 100-mile EVs to 200-mile EVs. Tesla's entering the mainstream market with the 3, and others such as BMW, Nissan, and Chevy are boosting their range to 200 miles. The i-MiEV's high voltage system has remained mostly unchanged since 2010 when the car was released (3.3 kW charger, 16 kWh battery, some with 14.5 kWh).

Tigger, in the US, there are only model years 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017. There were so many 2012's left over, Mitsubishi didn't make a 2013 model for the US. There was a 2013 model for Canada and the rest of the world, though. Most of the 2012 models, like Bear, were sold in 2013 when Mitsubishi knocked either $6,000 or $10,000 off (I got $6,000 off when buying Bear).
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

tigger19687
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Re: iMiev Sales in US

Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:27 pm

Right, I know that. It just seems that most still are only the 2012 here in the USA. Mine is a 2012 lease end got back in May 2015.
I was just saying that most or end Leases.
[size=85]- Linda
-2017 Chevy Bolt Premier Bright Blue
- 2012 Black i-MiEV (the Black jellybean) selling !!!
- 2014 Toyota Prius C, for the Son

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