thanar
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Different versions

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:15 am

Hello,

I am in the process of getting one of the triplets (i.e. Mitsubishi i-MiEV / Peugeot iOn / Citroën C-Zero) and I am a bit puzzled on what I see. I am searching on mobile.de and stumping upon 49kW, 35kW and 29kW versions of the triplets. Are there really so many versions of the motor? Or is this something completely different?

On a similar note, which model year should I avoid, or is there a particularly good model when it comes to battery/motor that should make me spend some extra?
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Don
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Re: Different versions

Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:51 am

What's a 'triplet'?? Been here for 7 years and never heard that term before

To my knowledge, every model of the iMiEV uses the same electric motor

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kiev
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Re: Different versions

Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:24 am

The so-called triplets,

Mitsubishi i-Miev

Citroën C-Zero

Peugeot iOn
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Re: Different versions

Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:28 pm

thanar wrote:Hello,

I am in the process of getting one of the triplets (i.e. Mitsubishi i-MiEV / Peugeot iOn / Citroën C-Zero) and I am a bit puzzled on what I see. I am searching on mobile.de and stumping upon 49kW, 35kW and 29kW versions of the triplets. Are there really so many versions of the motor? Or is this something completely different?

On a similar note, which model year should I avoid, or is there a particularly good model when it comes to battery/motor that should make me spend some extra?


All have identical everything other than the drive battery. The Imiev always has a 16kwh battery, the others are 14kwh I believe. After 2012 they have better battery chemistry, but not much difference to be honest. Unsure what your kW figures relate to, but I think it may be the different power outputs on non-EU cars (remember reading something somewhere).

Anyway, not much to differentiate between European cars. Personally I like the Imiev interior the best, but the electrical side is largely identical. I dont think the IOn/ C-zero have the B mode (full regen), but it can be obtained (post on here about that).

Minor differences in IMIEV trim post 2012. If I was looking, id get a post 2012 car that has benefited from a mild climate... not too hot or cold, and preferably not lived by the sea all its life.
2012 I-MIEV Keiko Silver 21K
2010 Insight ES-T 64K
2009 RX400h 4WD - 86K
2001 Accord Type-V (F23 manual)
2009 Hornet CB600F
2008 SH300

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