Mitsubishi iMiev in Canada named most fuel-efficient subcompact

It happened a while ago to the US version of the Mitsubishi i-Miev, called the Mitsubishi i in the US, and now it’s the Canadian i-Miev’s turn.

The Government of Canada Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver recently announced the fuel-efficiency of new vehicles in 10 different classes of cars and trucks.Mitsubishi i-Miev highest fuel economy

“These manufacturers are developing the latest vehicle technologies to help Canadians reduce their greenhouse gas emission” Minister Oliver said.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was rated as having the highest fuel economy of any subcompact sold in Canada. Since subcompact is the smallest class, that means the Mitsubishi i-Miev has better fuel economy than any other vehicle currently available in Canada.

The Mitsubishi i-Miev is an all electric, four passenger subcompact hatchback designed to be efficient and ecological to drive.

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  • Michael says:

    Hi, I have registered but when I click on post in the forum it asks me to relog on, I have cookies on but it still won’t work, so I hope the admin can see this post and put it up as a new topic on the forum for me.

    We are hoping to have one of these NZ version, right hand drive versions, for hire in NZ, but would like to figure out how many would be keen to hire in New Zealand.

    A dealer will probably let you take one for the weekend, but if you want to try for a week, or without going via a dealer, hiring is a good way to test out the driving range in real practical day to day driving, and to get an idea of charging at home, without needing a 15 amp socket.

    In NZ, a standard house socket is 230 volts, 50 Hz, 10 amps out, with most new sockets being wired with a set of 20 amp wires to the socket.

    We use an inverter in the boot, which limits the current drawn from the mains, to no more than 10 amps, and for the short period of about 3 secs the car needs the 13 amps at 230 volts, the inverter also supplies that, drawing the needed extra from a 100 amp hour battery.

    To the battery, it is about the same load as starting a petrol car for a few secs.

    The inverter output is via a waterproof socket which the standard 230 volt iMiEV lead plugs into.

    Charging time is about 7 hours still.

    I would like to see if any NZ customers would be interested in a hire, and if so for how long would be required.

    Thinking of a price of $ 57 per day NZ, and if for longer, say a week, then $ 245 per week.

    Would that be in the right price range someone would pay to try out the car, bearing in mind a dealer will let a serious buyer try it for free !


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