Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. has begun delivering the company’s all-new, 100 percent electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i featuring Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV technology to the first retail customers in the continental United States. The vehicle were delivered to early adopters in California and Oregon and Washington State are the fortunate early adopters who wanted to be among the first the all-electric production vehicle from Mitsubishi. Not only is the 2012 Mitsubishi i the most affordably-priced mass-market EV available in the United States but it was recently named the #1 vehicle on the EPA’s list of “Fuel Economy Leaders: 2012 Model Year” in the governmental agency’s annual Fuel Economy Guide, Mitsubishi officials noted.
The very first Hawaii retail delivery of the 2012 Mitsubishi i occurred last month in a formal ceremony at the Hawaii State Capitol Building in Honolulu
Currently available on the West Coast and Hawaii, the 2012 Mitsubishi i will be available across much of the United Sates by this summer. With a starting net value of $21,625 for the well-equipped entry-level ES model, the 2012 Mitsubishi i is the first of several new advanced, alternative-fuel production vehicles that the Japanese auto manufacturer plans on bringing to the North American market in the next few years. By Joseph Szczesny