See also this topic post and related discussions: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3037&p=27621&hilit=2017#p27621
As to the recent article, perhaps they are referring to range. As to our use (rather than its reputation), it doesn't change anything or our enjoyment of the car. But still, the improper testing and harm to the car's reputation is bothersome.
Scratches head. Is this why the i-Miev is not being sold any more in such places as England, here in the US (and after 2017) and elsewhere? Perhaps the leadership of Mitsubishi worldwide and in each national market knew of this problem way before the whole fuel economy mess became public? It would seem that they had to know before April 2016, as it appears that Mitsubishi changed the range before the date of the above post (in May of 2016)?