sandange
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I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:16 am

Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
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wmcbrine
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:45 am

It says "no new i-MiEV successor", i.e. the i-MiEV is not being replaced at this time. If anything, that (weakly) suggests that it will continue as is.

FrostyCanada
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:55 am

Hello Sandage, I wouldn't worry about the future of our little iMiEV.

The great success of the iMiev will garantee future EV investments with Mitsubishi ... think Outlander PHEV which borrows lots of the tech from the iMiEV.

The important thing to remember is that the technology will definitely live on long way after the our little cars have bitten the dust.

Brian
2016 i-MiEV
with navigation package, in pearl white.

NeilBlanchard
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:01 am

This is disappointing news, indeed. Mitsubishi should move forward with the CA-MiEV and/or other clean sheet EV designs. They learned a lot with their involvement with SIM-Drive, as well.

Plugin hybrids with substantial EV range is fine, but they need to keep building EV's, too.
Sincerely, Neil

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sandange
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:16 am

Hi Frosty
Welcome to their Forum. Glad to see you found it.
How are you enjoying your new I Miev?
I'm not really worried, I have 105,000 & 6.5 years left on my warranty.
Plenty of time for the next generation EV to come to market .
At this time there really is no other EV that would interest me, so
I'm looking forward to many more miles with this I Miev .
Miles with smiles
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

FrostyCanada
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:30 am

Hey, thank you for the welcome.

We're loving our new Mitsubishi i.

We've already done 450km and the car is working perfectly.

We get 6-7 bars remainin with our 55km round trip with moderate heating and a mix of 100kph highway and stop and go traffic (On the coldest day, -10).

I don't know why we didn't get this little EV sooner.

The (i) is a great little car ... you should have seen the face of the Nissan sales person when we told them (no) on the 2016 Leaf and that we went for the iMiEV.

FYI: new fast charger commissioned between Québec city and Baie St-Paul.

Exciting times.

Kindest regards,
Brian
2016 i-MiEV
with navigation package, in pearl white.

Cacti
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:28 pm

This article mentions the i-MiEV will continue on with no changes?


"The woeful i-MiEV electric sedan will continue on with no changes. It is presently selling at the dismal rate of only 10 cars a month."

http://gas2.org/2015/12/01/mitsubishi-o ... e-in-2016/

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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:35 pm

Hmm. :|

I guess Mitsubishi does have a deal with PSA for 100,000 jellybeans, so until that mark is hit, they may continue to slide an i-MiEV out the door here and there.

From Wikipedia:
Mitsubishi began supplying the electric cars to PSA Peugeot Citroën (PSA) since 2010, and PSA has a contractual commitment to buy 100,000 i-MiEVs over a period that remained confidential.[17][18]


Who knows. :roll: We've never been able to get a straight answer from Corporate. Even the published facts about the i-MiEV from Mitsubishi haven't been entirely accurate.
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:56 pm

Cacti wrote:This article mentions the i-MiEV will continue on with no changes?

It is presently selling at the dismal rate of only 10 cars a month."

http://gas2.org/2015/12/01/mitsubishi-o ... e-in-2016/


Hello Cacti, I don't think sales are that dismal for Mitsubishi.

I think the car has done quite well, based on the size of the company.

Mitsubishi Motors is the smallest of all the auto makers, and the iMiEV is fabricated in a multi car assembly line so you don't have to bang out a ton of i's to turn a profit.

It is Nissan who has dismal Leaf sales based on the size of the company, plus their singular fabrication line for the Leaf... gosh they have to bag a ton of Leaf's to make $$.

Brian
2016 i-MiEV
with navigation package, in pearl white.

sandange
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Re: I Miev not in Mitsubishi's Future

Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:51 am

FrostyCanada wrote:
I don't know why we didn't get this little EV sooner.

The (i) is a great little car ... you should have seen the face of the Nissan sales person when we told them (no) on the 2016 Leaf and that we went for the iMiEV.
Brian


Just curious, would mind sharing what the price difference was between the two
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

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