Thanks for the review, PV1. I have owned my car for just under a year and planning to calculate how much it's actually cost me. So far, so good.
Lithim wrote:Although I am disappointed that Mitsubishi discontinued distributing this car in the United States, I remain hopeful that under the umbrella of the Nissan/Renault Alliance electric cars will still be produced and improved.
Mitsubishi has stopped selling in the UK too unfortunately, although you can still buy it new as the peugeot ion or citroen c zero. Although you don't get B and C mode..
If the battery was twice the size, then it would get me anywhere I needed to go and could really compete with the other EVs out there.
I just love the simplicity of the car - yes it still has an ECU and CANBUS and immobiliser but you don't need to use the touchscreen to change the heating... sorry tesla
I like tesla but i would prefer a lower cost higher range EV that is as simple as the IMIEV.
I don't like screens flashing at me and beeps - I just want to get on with driving.
I like the fact the IMIEV has an actual key that you turn to start it.
I like it that it has a proper handbrake that you pull.
I like the fact that they all have chademo.
I like the fact it's rear wheel drive.
I like the fact that it costs less than a leaf!
Unfortunately we can't buy the bolt here in the UK and volts are very rare.
The BMW i3 with range extender is a tempting option but it costs so much and has so much tech that I don't need. I also would not feel as unpretentious driving it round!
Come on mitsubishi, make a long range high powered imiev and they will sell like hot cakes. All other EVs have so much tech in them!
2011 Peugeot Ion