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.
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
- Leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob
- Passenger-side vanity mirror with lid
- Numerous decorative color/trim upgrades
- Aluminum wheels
- Front fog lights
- New daytime running lights
- Black-out door sash trim