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Mitsubishi isn’t done selling fancy EV golf carts, follows up iMiEV with K-EV Concept X Style and pocket-sized overlander

mitsubishi electric kei car

Mitsubishi was one of the early pioneers of the modern EV era, launching the original iMiEV electric kei car on World Environment Day back in 2009. Against all odds, the iMiEV is still in production and, today, a fixture in EV markets across Europe and South East Asia – but this, too, must end. Mitsubishi is following up the iMiEV with a pair of new electric kei cars, led by the K-EV Concept X Style.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in SUV w/ CHAdeMO, 22 mile EV range goes on sale for $35K

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is 3 years late and it comes with a paltry 12kWh battery yielding a range of 22 EV-only miles on a charge. That’s the bad news.

But today the only US plug-in SUV under $35,000 showed up for sale and as things stand it is the only affordable SUV you can drive via plug-in electricity in the US.  Luckily it can also tow a 1500lb load and can charge relatively quickly via CHAdeMO…


Mitsubishi unveils new all-electric E-Evolution, says it’s ‘beginning of the next chapter’

With the Tokyo Motor Show today, we are starting to see a lot of new electric concept cars and Mitsubishi’s new all-electric E-Evolution is no exception.

Yet, the Japanese automaker is trying to present it as more than just a concept. Mitsubishi is also launching a renewed brand strategy and tries to place its new electric vehicle concept at the center of it. Expand

Mitsubishi releases first image of its upcoming electric ‘e-Evolution’ car

Mitsubishi’s electric car effort has roughly stalled since the launch of the i-MiEV and the Outlander PHEV back in 2012. But the Japanese automaker is now expected to get back into electric cars more seriously under its alliance with Renault and Nissan.

Now they confirmed that they will unveil their next electric car at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show next month and they released the first teaser image of the concept – pictured above. Expand

Mitsubishi teases a new plug-in hybrid concept to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

mitsubishi Concept PHEV grand tourer

Mitsubishi issued a press release today to tease a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in September. The company describes the concept as a ‘high-end SUV coupé’ based on what the automaker has been developing lately in the electric SUV segment like the crossover eX concept unveiled last year. Expand

Mitsubishi debuts the Outlander PHEV in the US with upcoming launch this fall [Gallery]

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

This week at the New York Auto Show, 3 long years after the Outlander PHEV’s international launch, Mitsubishi finally debuted its flagship plug-in hybrid SUV in the US, where its launch is now set for this fall.

The first US version and 2017 model will look very similar to the previous international version – you can see a new gallery below. Expand

Mitsubishi will launch the Outlander PHEV in the US around mid-2016

Mitsubishi-Outlander-PHEV-Concept-S-7Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko talking to Automotive News confirmed that the company will launch the Outlander PHEV in the US around “mid-2016”. The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander consistently reach the top of the best-selling lists for plug-ins in European and Asian markets where it is available, but the Japan-based automaker has been delaying a U.S. launch for quite some time now. If we are to believe CEO Osamu Masuko, 2016 might finally be the year. Expand

Nissan and Mitsubishi to form joint venture to produce lost cost sub-$15K electric car


Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors will work together to develop a minicar-based electric vehicle, aiming to release a new model in fiscal 2016 at the lowest price among major automakers. The carmakers have set up a 50-50 joint venture to pursue development. Nissan, which released the Leaf electric car in 2010, is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, with global sales of at least 124,000 units. Mitsubishi has a track record in this area as well, including the minicar-based i-MiEV released in 2009. They plan to co-produce the new car and work together to procure such key components as lithium-ion batteries. The i-MiEV is the cheapest electric passenger car on the Japanese market, starting at 2.52 million yen ($24,300). When government subsidies of up to 740,000 yen are included, it can be purchased for as little as 1.78 million yen.

This will be interesting if they can build a car as good as a Leaf for as little or less than a i-MiEV. If they can do this, the math is almost unstoppable especially a gas prices rise.

The Chevy Spark EV gets fast charging option [video]


A nice option for a truly impressive little EV car. However 20 minutes for every 80 miles of drive time doesn’t really let you take long trips (vs 20 minutes for 170 miles on the Tesla Model S.

It would also have been nice if Chevy was compatible with Nissan/Toyota/Mitsubishi’s CHAdeMO Fast DC chargers so the companies could blanket more the the country with compatible chargers. Expand