Consumer Reports isn’t happy with the Mitsubishi i and a recent article titled ‘With the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car, range anxiety is included’ paints a sad picture. Consumer Reports comments that the Nissan Leaf is a much better electric vehicle than the Mitsubishi i Miev, stating the i-MiEV is ‘crude and uncomfortable just as a car’.
While testing the Mitsubishi i-Miev since February, they’ve averaged 56 miles per charge in the colder months, with range increasing to around 61 miles with spring time temperatures for an overall average of 59 miles per charge. Mitsubishi claims the range is 80 miles, while the EPA says the range is around 62 miles. The Nissan Leaf they’ve been testing has averaged 75 miles.
On the Mitsubishi i-Miev Forum, some i MiEV owners have been getting over 70 miles with the dash still showing 8 more miles remaining – perhaps the EPA and consumer reports are driving the cars like they’re stolen?
View the Consumer Reports article here