Mitsubishi honors Earth Day with electric vehicle pre-ordering

Though Mitsubishi is a late arrival in the electric vehicle market, there’s a chance the Mitsubishi i was worth the wait. The company made pre-ordering available today (Earth Day) for a competitive electric vehicle costing only $20,490 after tax credit and capable of charging to 80 percent in 30 minutes via a level three input.

The 2012 Mitsubishi i in the ES trim level will have a base price after federal tax credit of only $20,490 – a substantial savings compared to some of its EV competitors.

Further, the optional SE trim level includes a dynamic 360-watt, 8 speaker deluxe sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, higher quality upholstery with silver accents, two-tone interior dash and door panels, 15-in. alloy wheels, and fog lamps at only $22,490 after credit.

An optional SE premium package is available for $2,790 and including a quick charging port for ultra-fast Level 3 recharging (80% full in only 30 minutes), HDD navigation system, rearview camera, FUSE hands-free communication with USB port and an articulated steering wheel.

Despite the price, the base model Mitsubishi i ES packs a fair compliment of standard equipment and amenities, including electric power steering (EPS), LED rear lights, heated driver’s seat, air conditioning with micron filter, keyless entry, an on-board recharging system with 8 amp charging cable plus a 4 speaker, 100-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback.

A Cold Zone package is available on both the ES and SE for only $150 including a Li-Ion Battery Warming System and heated sideview mirrors.

Mitsubishi is making pre-ordering the all-electric car a simple 4-step process taking only a matter of minutes. The first 2,000 placing an order and taking possession of the Mitsubishi i, will benefit from Mitsubishi’s waiving the $99.99 home electrical inspection fee – a charge no one sees coming.

To place an advance order, visit i.mitsubishicars.com, ready to make a refundable deposit of $299.00 via PayPal, plus $99.99 unless you’re one of the first 2,000. The home inspection will be scheduled and as delivery nears a representative will contact you regarding trim, color and options desired. A final finance agreement will be reached and your deposit will be deducted from the total.

You can get a close up look at the Mitsubishi i at Earth Day San Francisco 2011 April 23 at the Civic Center Plaza or at Mother Earth News Fair in Seattle, June 4-5 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

For more information visit Earth Day or Mother Earth.

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