Some dealers discount Mitsubishi i Electric Car to match Smart Electric Drive prices

Release Date: Second quarter of 2013
MSRP: TBA
Battery Pack Size: 17.6 kWh
Electric Range: 87 miles estimated
MPGe: 122 MPGe
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The Mitsubishi i used to be the cheapest electric vehicle for sale in the U.S. until Smart announced it’s 3rd generation Electric Drive would retail from $25,570. Beating the Mitsubishi i-MiEV by almost $4000, it will be sure to disrupt sales numbers when it comes to market later this year.

This has Mitsubishi i dealers concerned. Concerned enough that one dealership, Town & Country Mitsubishi in Milwaukie, Oregon, has discounted the Mitsubishi i Miev $5,075 bringing the retail price down to $24,900. That beat the Smart Electric Drive price by over $1000.

After local and federal incentives, you could have a Mitsubishi i electric vehicle for close to $15,000!

The Mitsubishi i is still the most efficient electric vehicle, rated at using only 30 kWh per 100 miles earning a rating of 112 MPGe, while the Smart Electric Drive uses 34 kWh per 100 miles for a combined figure of 100 MPGe.

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