Mitsubishi i-MiEV Sets Sail For America

Mitsubishi, which earlier this year debuted the European version of its all-electric i-MiEV, is now planning to bring this car to American shores. It has announced it will debut the electric vehicle at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show starting next week.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV, by comparison to the Japanese- and European-spec versions, features an enhanced, enlarged body structure said to fit four adults and “better meet the expectations of U.S. consumers.” It also features new front and rear bumpers, airbags that detect passengers and control deployment force, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Active Stability Control (ASC).

Mitsubishi iMiEV

image via Mitsubishi

The New York Times reports as well, in regards to range, that this electric vehicle will go for around 100 miles maximum, taking up to 14 hours to charge depending upon outlet power. Though no specific time frame for release was given, price wise it was mentioned back in June the vehicle might come in at under $30,000.

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