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Aug 12, 2014
I love this car, but had a great upgrade opportunity that is forcing me to sell...
You can see with all my upgrades, I was planning to keep it for a while.
Was thinking of changing the 1qt gear oil, and I have extra cabin air filters also.

Pictures here:

2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev SE White Low miles, battery warrantied until 2022 in CA!
VIN: JA3215H11CU021810
45555 miles
47 kW (63 hp), 180Nm (133ft·lb) permanent-magnet

purchased 8/14/2014 from lease return, 2nd owner

$1000 SCE (Southern California Edison) rebate available after purchase to lower your total cost.

Comparables selling on CarMax for $8000 +

4 doors, great city, around town commuter.
Lots of head room and cargo space with back seats down
98 cuft total 16 cuft trunk (More space than a Chevy Volt!)
Bench back seats

Super cheap to maintain and charge!

EPA-estimated range of 62 miles https://www.caranddriver.com/mitsubishi/i-miev
Range record of 137 miles (220km) without drafting a truck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqSLNX3WlHY
97 miles on single charge with 2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV (US model) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWq304cPonM
85 MPH top speed range 40 miles

Level 2 charges at 3.3kW
Brand new charger included! 12A 1440W 120V 11 hours from zero charge to full charge, better than OEM Level 1 charger.

Battery is warrantied until 3/27/2022 (see screenshot) 2.5 years battery warranty remaining!
16 kWh LEV50N cell type lithium-ion battery
Very little battery degradation for this car! Better than the Nissan Leaf! http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3883
* In California, automakers are required to warranty EV batteries for 10 years or 150,000 miles.
* Now California is set to take the next step and focus on used EVs. Assembly Bill (AB) 193 passed...
For after the battery warranty expires... https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB193
AB 193, Cervantes. Zero-Emission Assurance Project.
This bill would require the state board, until July 31, 2025, to establish the Zero-Emission Assurance Project to provide rebates for the replacement of or a vehicle service contract, as defined, for a battery, fuel cell, or related components for an eligible used vehicle. The bill would require the state board to submit a specified report on the Zero-Emission Assurance Project to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2024.

2 brand new rear tires, fronts ok for a while
Spare front wheel and 1 very tire which also can be mounted on the rear temporarily
Spare rear brake pads
2 Spare rear wheels with good tires mounted.

*** ALSO Included!:

2 Keyfob keys
3 basic spare keys (1 chipless, unlock only)
Special OEM Mitsubishi i-MiEV remote for when connected to charger you can control charging time, A/C pre-cool, pre-heat

Aftermarket Bluetooth connected to Radio Aux, with extra USB charge ports

Class 1 Hitch for bike rack or very light trailer

Backup sensor with beeping sound and indicator light

Aftermarket accessory plug TPMS to see actual tire pressure (good to catch slow leaks if you get a nail...)

USB Thumbdrive or CD with all records and files

Not Included:
Magnetic USB charge cable hanging in picture

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Review: An EV for the sedentary lifestyle? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9MFoOTNcXw
Mitsubishi i-Miev - A Great Little EV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Brl-QvSmI
Out-smug Prius drivers in the 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFG_rLxJEc
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Style (2019) Exterior and Interior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2z0jpg2BDw

Mitsubishi i-MiEV road test | Consumer Reports

Sorry to see you parting with your i-MiEV. Noted that the CraigsList ad shows it as being yellow and having 12 cylinders (I have a Ferrari 12cyl soundtrack on a thumbdrive). :roll: Thanks for the links to all those videos! All the best, and hope the i-MiEVs replacement is also a BEV.
Thanks JoeS I updated the ad.

In order to make it a more appealing buy, I am testing the battery with EVBATMON.

I have not fully discharged in a long time so the first 57.92% PMC reading may be wrong. So as I have read is recommended to get a correct PMC reading, I totally discharged last night to zero bars and the flashing pump, then plugged in the OEM Level 1 charger.

I also used a wall outlet power meter to measure power input. The charge efficiency is about 85% to 90% based on observations of several users:

"The charger efficiency is (DC power to traction battery)/(AC power from EVSE)x100 = (2,858 watts)/(3,250 watts)x100 = 88%"
"89.2% efficiency in RobertC' 2012 ,compared to 94% for the 2014."

This morning I noticed the car with exclamation light is on, while still charging.
KWh bars
11.5 full
11.85 ful
12.08 full, finished charging, 98.5% indicated in EVBATMON

So my actual capacity is, assuming 85% charger efficiency:

12.08 x 0.85 = 10.27 kWh (64% of 16kWh)

After completing the charge, EVBATMON still says 57.92% PMC.

I know this car has the older LEV50 cells, but this is a lot of degradation. I think I will take it to the dealer, but from I have read, they may not replace it unless the pack fails completely. Before the next recharge, I will check the cell voltages to see the weakest cell. Maybe the pack is close to the brink.