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Mitsubishi Electric Car Now Priced Below $13,000*

Mitsubishi drops the price of its entry level electric car by more than $6,000, making it the most affordable EV in North America.

Published: 04-Dec-2013

*If you live in California, you're in luck, folks. You can now own a 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car for as little as $12,995.

Of course, there are a couple caveats. You have to qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, which effectively drops the new $22,995 MSRP to $15,495: Mitsubishi slashed the price from the previous generation by $6,130.

Next you need to apply for California's $2,500 rebate. If you do, and your income justifies the $7,500 federal tax credit, you could be the proud owner of a quite literally new and improved i-MiEV.

How is it improved, you ask? Well, not the range, unfortunately, which the EPA rates at 62 miles, the lowest of the current class of comparable electric cars from Honda, Ford, Fiat and Chevy. Only the Ford Focus EV is available outside California. The others are only sold or leased in California.

What Mitsubishi has improved are the list of amenities that now come standard:

Interior Enhancements

  • Leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob
  • Passenger-side vanity mirror with lid
  • Numerous decorative color/trim upgrades

Exterior Enhancements

This effectively makes the i-MiEV the most affordable electric car on the market, and while it's not been a particularly hot seller in North America, the company has sold some 30,000 of them worldwide. Presumably the car can be ordered through any one of 400 Mitsubishi dealers across the United States and Canada.

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