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"New" 2018 IMIEV. Paddle shifters on it. Cheers

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:32 pm
by clovi

Re: "New" 2018 IMIEV. Paddle shifters on it. Cheers

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:57 pm
by WReed82
On the shifter, past B, is C .
What's C for?
Ok, I found it online:
"the C-position for comfortable driving in the suburbs"

https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/sh ... g_and_joy/

Thanks and good health, Weogo

Re: "New" 2018 IMIEV. Paddle shifters on it. Cheers

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:22 pm
by JoeS
Nicely-appointed and I'm envious of those regen paddles, which I had been asking for dating back to Aptera and in our early days here. According to this website, the present-day i-MiEV is also available in Canada. :shock:
https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/showroom/i-miev/regional_sites/

Their tooling must be amortized by now as Mitsubishi has made no substantial changes in ten years. Pity, as a higher-capacity pack would make the i-MiEV attractive to those who need it as well as innumerates. Despite what most people need, the present-day trend of 200+ mile range will continue as a marketing salespoint (sort of like number of megapixels in the digital camera race). Hope the amortized tooling and small battery means that the i-MiEV price undercuts all other BEVs.

For myself, I would prefer the narrower non-NA version simply for ease of squeezing into parking spots.

clovi, thank you for posting.

Re: "New" 2018 IMIEV. Paddle shifters on it. Cheers

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:54 pm
by Vike
JoeS wrote:Nicely-appointed and I'm envious of those regen paddles, which I had been asking for dating back to Aptera and in our early days here. According to this website, the present-day i-MiEV is also available in Canada.
https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/showroom/i-miev/regional_sites/

Pretty excited when I read this, but when I went to that site today the Canada link took me straight to a page on the Outlander PHEV. Glitch, or has our Mighty Mouse also been banished from the Great White North?

I'm with you on the regen paddles - those look sweet.

JoeS wrote:Despite what most people need, the present-day trend of 200+ mile range will continue as a marketing salespoint (sort of like number of megapixels in the digital camera race). Hope the amortized tooling and small battery means that the i-MiEV price undercuts all other BEVs.

I'm resigning myself to the absurd truth of this, but it still grates. I resent having to pay for some damn 60kWh battery that I don't need for a car that will never leave town and charges more than adequately overnight in its garage, just because myriad idiots think 200 mi range is a '"requirement" for their 2nd or 3rd car. I intend to drive my Weeble 'til the battery's well and truly unusable, and at that point might even look into 3rd party replacement (a Mitsu brand replacement that costs 50% more than the value of the whole car AFTER the replacement is worthless to all but the determined historical EV collector, I should think). I don't think a new cheap short-range EV is in the cards for the USA in the foreseeable future (e.g., not holding my breath on us getting that new Honda), and I don't want to spend 20k more than an EV's worth to me for range I don't need. All that makes the i-MiEV literally irreplaceable, though if there are no good battery replacement options, I might be forced to replace it anyway :(

JoeS wrote:For myself, I would prefer the narrower non-NA version simply for ease of squeezing into parking spots.

I feel obliged to mention that the narrow body does not have room for the NA-mandated side air bags - but at least your elbow could reach the armrest ;)