Good news for the i-MiEV lovers out there. Mitsubishi will announce pricing for the 2014 year model either today or Wednesday, depending on when it gets the info from Japan. The price will be “thousands” less than the 2012 model, Roger Yasukawa, manager of product communications for Mitsubishi Motors North America, told PluginCars.com. The 2012 model sells for $29,900 before incentives.
While many automakers are issuing ambitious launch schedules for assorted plug-in electric vehicle models, Mitsubishi Motors is struggling to figure out what it wants to do. In fact, PluginCars.com would like to give our readers an update on where Mitsu’s EV program in going—but the Japanese automaker won’t be able to provide that info until late fall, according to Mitsubishi Motors North America spokesman Roger Yasukawa.
In January, I bought the all-electric subcompact Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The main motivation was the fact that my wife and I needed a second car to help haul around our five grandchildren. At first, the purchase seemed like a lot of money to spend on a second car—even more than on our main car, a Toyota Prius, that we bought new in 2004. But it’s been a good investment.
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