• fb_100002544459353 avatar Ramon Posted: 7/7/2011 7:41pm PDT

    A 62 mile range? Are they kidding? That's what killed the EV-1. That can't get me to the dentist and back.
    Only if you live on Gilligan's Island.

  • fb_1792677598 avatar George Posted: 7/7/2011 10:25pm PDT

    19 times out of 20 I only drive about 28 miles/day, so the Mitsubishi "i" would easily work for our family "city car," since we have a range extended EV for longer trips. Even my dentist is only 12 miles each way. Many studies have show that over half of all Americans drive less than 40 miles a day, so a 62 mile range could easily serve more than half of our country's drivers, or am I missing something?

  • fb_1792677598 avatar George Posted: 7/7/2011 10:22pm PDT

    We should probably come up with something other than "fuel economy" when talking about EV range. How about "power economy" or simply "range?"

  • fb_100002585960053 avatar Chris Posted: 7/7/2011 11:13pm PDT

    Wish we could get the higher efficiency of the "I" with the little bit longer range of the LEAF. We will some day, hopefully soon, with both of those going up for future EVs, while costs come down.

  • electronX avatar electronX Posted: 7/8/2011 3:50am PDT

    The range of the Mitsubishi i is pretty poor at 62 miles but not actually that much smaller than the Leaf's which is EPA rated at 73 miles. The good news is that Mitsubishi intends to use Toshiba's SCiB batteries in the future which can be recharged in minutes once depleted.

  • Eatruneat avatar Eatruneat Posted: 7/9/2011 9:23am PDT

    Even though I may not NEED more range MOST days, I want more range. I badly want an electric care, but I think a reliable 100 miles with air conditioning at 70 mph on the highway is what I want.

  • Eatruneat avatar Eatruneat Posted: 7/9/2011 9:24am PDT

    electric "car" not "care"

  • cracovian avatar cracovian Posted: 7/11/2011 6:37am PDT

    The range is ok, sufficient for most households who own 2-3 cars anyway. The car itself is crap though, so tiny and useless. But... I have put $300 deposit on it anyway - call it a gas hedge/put option :-) And I'm still waiting for that LEAF of mine :-(