Mitsubishi starts production of its i-MiEV has destiny of North America
Version destinated to North American markets of electric car Mitsubishi i MiEV-sees her begun production Japanese Mizushima Plant.
This means that the Mitsubishi i-MiEV small electric we are accustomed to see from a couple of years, will have to undergo several changes before its release in North America.
Thus, it will comply with U.S. standards of safety, requirements that lead designers and engineers of Mitsubishi grant him a new facies associated redraw has more resistant bumpers.
The dimensions of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV to the U.S. are more generous:
Length: 3675 mm (285 mm)
Width: 1585 mm (110 mm)
Height: 1615 mm (5 mm)
Trends and habits of our neighbors to the south are also an integral part of this decision by the leadership of the Japanese manufacturer, to provide a specific version for the America of their small Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric propulsion has.
In addition, this series of declination will have new airbags, a control system and the stability of a sensor to analyze the tire pressure.
Under the hood
This declination has reserved the North America will receive the same electric motor used on other versions of the little i-MiEV, is about 66 horses and that the couple will go from 133 to 145 lb-ft.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV uses lithium-ion.
The latter features an electric motor combines a lithium-ion battery.
Its capacity is 160 kilometers.
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