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Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV

Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:23 am

From InsideEVs.com: https://insideevs.com/next-mitsubishi-m ... nissan-ev/

Not quite as cute as the original, IMHO. Kinda looks like a Spark.

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Re: Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV

Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:03 am

I agree. I'm not so sure it's an improvement in the looks department.
Small urban EVs would probably sell in the US if they were priced right. Perhaps something like the i-Miev will come back in another form when battery prices drop. Who knows, there may even be a Tesla or Chevy urban EV in the future.
I'm contemplating the purchase of another EV for longer distances, but I can't imagine giving up my i-Miev for all of the great qualities it has around town.
EV: 2012 i-MiEV ES Black w/ Quick Charge Port
eBike: Haibike Xduro Urban
ICE: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T (40mpg measured at the pump!)
Guilty Pleasures: 2016 Triumph Speed Triple; 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 - don't ask

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Re: Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV

Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:41 pm

Those comments are all over the place :lol: .

Zephod, I've come to really like my Chevy Bolt. My theory behind its design is that Chevy wanted to quietly sabotage their EV, so they bought an i-MiEV and copied it, thinking that the worst selling EV in the US would be a good start. Turns out, if there ever was a mainstream i-MiEV, I think the Bolt would be it. Outstanding performance, range, and efficiency, all in a comfortable and usable package (although the i-MiEV is still easier to park and haul things in, and don't get me started on the windshield wipers :roll: ).
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Re: Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV

Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:27 pm

PV1 - The Bolt is definitely on my list. I just checked one out at my closest Chevy dealer, mostly to see if the seats fit me. I've been reading a few complaints about how they're too narrow. The Bolt seats seem fine to me and I like the interior.

Back on the subject of small EVs, Honda showed of a couple of concept EVs, one of which was a small city car with cartoon-like looks.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/honda ... -info-news

They've also shown a sporty EV, which would be cool if they really produced it.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/honda ... -info-news
EV: 2012 i-MiEV ES Black w/ Quick Charge Port
eBike: Haibike Xduro Urban
ICE: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T (40mpg measured at the pump!)
Guilty Pleasures: 2016 Triumph Speed Triple; 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 - don't ask

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