yep, ridiculous that Mitsu hasn't budged on the price of replacement batteries during a period in which the global cost of EV packs has fallen from around $500/kWh (2010-2012) to approx. $140/kWh nowadays. This is getting serious as our 2012 batteries fall off warranty and begin to finally show greater than 20% depreciation. Mitsu actually dropped the I-MiEV price by 35% in the early JDM versions due to the "rapidly falling cost of batteries", and that had to be one factor in the 20% price drop on the 2014 model versus the 2012 premium edition, given that it had most of the same features...
c'mon Mitsubishi, we got excited with the OBC warranty extension, in recognition of the only significant design flaw on this vehicle. How's about stepping up with some better battery options for extending the lives (or EVen the range) of our beloved bubble cars?
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh