Mitsubishi i-MiEV Sees Huge Price Drop

Mitsubishi Motors, even as it partners with electric car superpowers Renault and Nissan on joint development plans in this green vehicle segment, is still trying to peddle its i-MiEV on would be drivers. The automaker seems to have gotten quite desperate to do so, trimming over $6,000 off the price tag for the 2014 offering of the electric vehicle.

The 2014 i-MiEV, according to Mitsubishi, will price at $22,995, which is a $6,130 drop from the previous 2012 model year vehicle. If one tosses in the federal electric car tax credit of up to $7,500, it is possible to slash the upfront cost to $15,495. And, given that some states also offer tax credits for these EVs, it is possible you could end up paying just around $13,000 or so at the end of the day.


image via Mitsubishi

image via Mitsubishi

An expanded standard equipment projection is said to be new for 2014, including a CHAdeMO DC quick charge port, battery warming system and heated side view mirrors. These are joined by


  • Driver and front passenger heated seats
  • Rear door speakers
  • 8A/12A switchable Level 1 charging cable (approximate charge time from near empty to fully charged – 22 hours for 8 amp/14 hours for 12 amp)
  • Charge port lamp

Interior Enhancements

  • Leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob
  • Passenger-side vanity mirror with lid
  • Numerous decorative color/trim upgrades

Exterior Enhancements

  • Aluminum wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • New daytime running lights
  • Black-out door sash trim

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  • Reply December 13, 2013

    bruce dp

    The headline
    ‘Mitsubishi i-MiEV Sees Hugh Price Drop’
    has a problem. Either the slang version of hugh
    is being used (and few readers will know aht it means), or there is a typo, and the word

    should be replaced with

    I am going to assume the writer was not targeting that hip an audience, and the problem is the latter. *Please correct the typo in the headline.

    The iMiev EV price cut is an excellent opportunity to bag a good EV at a great price. Mitsubishi is selling off their iMiev inventory. Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Renault have a Joint Venture (JV)
    to produce a global selling ‘Kei’ EV.

    The iMiev is a ‘known-good’ EV, safe strong, reliable, and with this discounted price they are throwing in lots of goodies. The ‘Kei’ EV … we won’t know until it is sold, tested, and more. Don’t wait, go with today’s winner, iMiev.

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