Mitsubishi i-MiEV Price Finally Revealed

Mitsubishi Motors North America has opened pre-orders for its new all-electric car called the i-MiEV, and announced that Hawaii will be the first state to see roll out of the vehicle. The automaker prices the baseline model of its electric vehicle at $20,490, but that’s only after factoring a $7,500 federal tax rebate.

We’ve covered news about the i-MiEV for months now, most recently noting the car’s specifications late last year. The rear-drive vehicle features regenerative braking and is equipped with a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery system and a 49 kW AC synchronous rear-motor, giving the car a range of 85 miles and a top speed of around 80 miles per hour.

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For a few extra thousand dollars, the i-MiEV is available in a premium version in addition to the baseline model, coming with an in-dash navigation system, a rear camera, heated mirrors, a battery warning system, and a DC quick charge port that claims to give the battery 80% capacity in only 30 minutes.

Interested buyers can thrown down the $299 refundable deposit on the company’s website, and the first 2,000 to do so will have their home electrical inspection fee waived. Part of the pre-order process is the additional $99.99 home electrical inspection (waived as per above, however) to ensure that the vehicle can be properly charged at one’s residence. The cars are expected to be delivered later this year.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

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