Mitsubishi i-Miev

Mitsubishi i-miev exterior

Mitsubishi i-Miev in desperate need of tattoo removalist

5 Pros

  1. All electric car – perfect if you enjoy the moral high ground
  2. Pretty nippy off the line and easy to drive around town
  3. 5 year warranty
  4. You can charge the battery in 7 hours and drive for 150km
  5. They plan to sell 5 a month, so it will be unique

5 Cons

  1. Having to explain to roadside assistance why you forgot to charge your car
  2. The name sounds like an eastern bloc president
  3. Tiny boot and not much internal space
  4. The i-Miev’s skinny tires and rain go together about as well as skinny jeans and old age
  5. Only four out of five star safety and a $50k price tag

Concluding personality type: Hippy sibling: Difficult to live with, but at least they stand for something

Mitsubishi i-Miev exterior

Mitsubishi entry into the world worst decal competition


  1. It’s worth noting that the battery can take an 80% charge in 15 minutes from a quick-charging station: I’ve done 400 miles in mine to Portland and back to Seattle, also 300 miles over a 4000′ pass and back both thanks to quick-chargers. There aren’t any quick-chargers in Australia as of yet, so your daily range may vary.

    By the way, Google has two of these cars in the Sydney office available for loan to employees as a perk and they see heavy usage. It’s much nicer to drive on cheap electric power than the expense of paying for and the danger of handing petroleum.

    Also, I don’t think you understand what the word unique means (unless you’re referring to the decal, which I hope is one of a kind).

    • I’m glad you have had such a good experience with your i-Miev and thanks for the extra info

      It does not surprise me that Google has a few of these cars. They are the sought of forward thinkers who you would expect to usually own these cars

    • Yes, that is in there head office in Adelaide which is not exactly a big city. I suspect Australia simply does not have the population density to justify significant quick charge infrastructure outside of the major cities Sydney and Melbourne

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