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-The '''iMiEV electric car''' is an Japanese-designed electric car first produced in 2008. It is based on a small petrol car model. In April 2008, it became the first factory made electric vehicle to be approved for use on Australian Roads <ref>[http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/04/08/2538359.htm?site=local First all-electric car approved], ABC Local</ref>+The '''iMiEV electric car''' (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) is a Japanese-designed electric car first produced in 2008. It is based on a small petrol car model. In April 2008, it became the first factory made electric vehicle to be approved for use on Australian Roads <ref>[http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/04/08/2538359.htm?site=local First all-electric car approved], ABC Local</ref>
-The is a pure electric plug-in vehicle, and can be recharged in about 7 hours.+The is a pure electric plug-in vehicle, and can be recharged in about 7 hours. The engine uses no petrol and does not produce any greenhouse gas emissions when it is used, and if recharged using renewable energy, emits zero emissions.
The car will be manufactured in Japan. As of April 2009, about 20 prototypes have been constructed. The first production run of 2,000 is expected to roll off the assembly line towards the end of 2009, and go on sale in Japan by June 2010. No availability date is known for Australia yet. The car will be manufactured in Japan. As of April 2009, about 20 prototypes have been constructed. The first production run of 2,000 is expected to roll off the assembly line towards the end of 2009, and go on sale in Japan by June 2010. No availability date is known for Australia yet.
-The car runs on a bank of lithium ion batteries. The engine uses no petrol and does not produce any greenhouse gas emissions.+The specially made lithium ion batteries hold approximately 16 kWh of electricity which yields a range of up to 160km.<ref>[http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=61608 First drive: Australia's electric Mazda], Richard Blackburn, The Age, March 21, 2009</ref>
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-The specially made lithium ion batteries hold approximately 16 kWh of electricity which yields a range of up to 160km.+
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-<ref>[http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=61608 First drive: Australia's electric Mazda], Richard Blackburn, The Age, March 21, 2009</ref>+
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-The first car was produced in 2009 at a price of $50,000.+
Other features include: Other features include:
-* plug in charging, 1 fast charging socket and one normal socket +* Plug in charging, 1 fast charging socket (30 minutes) and one normal 15 amp socket (7 hours)
-* purpose built electric motor, no gearbox+* Purpose built electric motor, no gearbox
-* top speed of 130 km/h (speed limited)+* Top speed of 130 km/h (speed limited)
-* possible initial cost in the 30,000 to 40,000 range+* Possible initial cost in the $30,000 to $40,000 range
 +* The cost per kilometer to drive the i MiEV is one third that of a comparable petrol vehicle.
 +* Approximately 30% of the CO2 emissions of a petrol minicar, even taking into account CO2 emissions at power plants that generate the power needed for charging it.
==Photographs== ==Photographs==
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Image:IMIEV DSC 0263.jpg|Electric motor Image:IMIEV DSC 0263.jpg|Electric motor
-Image:IMIEV DSC 0267.jpg|Side view 
Image:IMIEV DSC 0270.jpg|Rear view Image:IMIEV DSC 0270.jpg|Rear view
Image:IMIEV DSC 0271.jpg|Driver's side Image:IMIEV DSC 0271.jpg|Driver's side
Image:IMIEV DSC 0274.jpg Image:IMIEV DSC 0274.jpg
Image:IMIEV DSC 0277.jpg|Fast charge plug Image:IMIEV DSC 0277.jpg|Fast charge plug
-<Gallery/>+</Gallery>
==See also== ==See also==
* [[Green cars]] * [[Green cars]]
-{{reflist}}+==References==
 +<references/>
==External Links== ==External Links==
-* [http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/special/ev/whatis/index.html about i MiEV | MITSUBISHI MOTORS JAPAN]+* [http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/special/ev/whatis/index.html i MiEV | MITSUBISHI MOTORS JAPAN]
 +* [[Wikipedia:I_MiEV]]
 +* {{pdf|I MIEV Brochure.pdf|Mitsubishi I MIEV brochure}} 1MB
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iMiEV on show in Melbourne
iMiEV on show in Melbourne
Side view
Side view

The iMiEV electric car (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) is a Japanese-designed electric car first produced in 2008. It is based on a small petrol car model. In April 2008, it became the first factory made electric vehicle to be approved for use on Australian Roads [1]

The is a pure electric plug-in vehicle, and can be recharged in about 7 hours. The engine uses no petrol and does not produce any greenhouse gas emissions when it is used, and if recharged using renewable energy, emits zero emissions.

The car will be manufactured in Japan. As of April 2009, about 20 prototypes have been constructed. The first production run of 2,000 is expected to roll off the assembly line towards the end of 2009, and go on sale in Japan by June 2010. No availability date is known for Australia yet.

The specially made lithium ion batteries hold approximately 16 kWh of electricity which yields a range of up to 160km.[2]

Other features include:

  • Plug in charging, 1 fast charging socket (30 minutes) and one normal 15 amp socket (7 hours)
  • Purpose built electric motor, no gearbox
  • Top speed of 130 km/h (speed limited)
  • Possible initial cost in the $30,000 to $40,000 range
  • The cost per kilometer to drive the i MiEV is one third that of a comparable petrol vehicle.
  • Approximately 30% of the CO2 emissions of a petrol minicar, even taking into account CO2 emissions at power plants that generate the power needed for charging it.

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  1. First all-electric car approved, ABC Local
  2. First drive: Australia's electric Mazda, Richard Blackburn, The Age, March 21, 2009

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