The most affordable EV in America: Mitsubishi i-MiEV arrives this spring
The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV isn’t just about saving the planet, it’s also about saving buyers dollars. The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV arrives this spring here in the U.S. and it’s the most affordable electric vehicle in America. The i-MiEV isn’t new, as more than 30,000 Mitsubishi i-MiEV and i-MiEV-based production vehicles have been sold around the globe in markets like the U.S., Europe and Asia. What’s the cost of the i-MiEV?
The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES model that includes a DC quick charge port, battery warming system and heated side view mirrors starts at $22,995 (plus $850 destination) which is a $6,130 price reduction from the previous generation. And after factoring in the Federal tax credit of $7,500, the net MSRP of the 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV drops to $15,495 (if taxpayers incur federal tax liability.)
Residents in California can obtain the new 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV as low as $12,995 after factoring in the available EV federal tax credit of $7,500 and the California state EV financial incentive of up to $2,500 (if residents are eligible.)
One of the questions that most people will ask is, "How long will the battery last?" Mitsubishi says they have made considerable strides in battery technology over the years and as a result, Mitsubishi backs their lithium-ion main drive battery pack with a transferable 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.