The Mitsubishi i-MiEV UK price and specs have just been revealed today with the first customer deliveries scheduled for January 1st 2011.
Powering the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a system composed from an 47 kW electric motor linked to a single-speed transmission plus two charging units that take up to 6 hours to recharge and a rapid charging system that regains 80 percent of its capacity in around 30 minutes.
With its ultra running costs, Mitsubishi i-MiEV owners will spend approximately 0.96 GBP for a full recharge, which is the equivalent of 115 GBP for driving 12,000 miles.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV UK price starts at 33,699 GBP and this electric plug-in hybrid also qualifies for a governments 5,000 GBP reduction of the purchase cost.
More specific details regarding the Mitsubishi i-MiEV in the official press release below.
Mitsubishi press release :
For orders delivered to the customer from January 1st
2011, to coincide with the UK government’s recently announced Consumer
Incentive Scheme, the price has been set at £33,699 including VAT. The
government grant will be worth £5,000 off the purchase price of
qualifying electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
The ultra-low running costs of the i-MiEV are a key advantage over other cars, with  additional incentives including:

  • Only £115 fuel costs for 12,000 miles driving (£0.96 pence for a full charge)
  • Low servicing costs and downtime – only approximately 4 working
    parts compared to over 300 in a typical internal combustion engine
  • Exempt from road tax (saving approx £300 per annum)
  • First year capital allowances for fleet vehicles
  • Zero benefit-in-kind company car tax
  • Lower rate of VAT for domestic electricity
  • Exempt from congestion charge (saving up to £2,000 per annum)
  • Free parking in many London boroughs and cities such as Milton Keynes
  • Expected high residual values due to high demand outstripping supply for several years to come

Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors UK’s MD
Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors UK’s Managing Director, said:
“These are exciting times for the motor industry in the UK. This is
the biggest change in the automotive industry since it began some one
hundred years ago, so to be able to offer our zero emissions car for
this price is a truly great achievement.
We are aware that, by their very nature, any new technologies always
command a premium, which has been true for anything from plasma
televisions to cars. Others make price claims and estimations, but we
have a real vehicle that is available now and is proven in the real
world.”
Customer Orders
Mitsubishi’s newly opened Electric Vehicle Centre in Central London
has already taken its first orders for delivery in January, and enquiry
levels have soared following the Government’s consumer incentive
announcement on 25th February.
The Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle Centre has been operational for
customer enquiries and demonstrations since mid-February and customers
can contact the Centre on 0207 546 8331 or via email at imiev@mitsubishi-cars.co.uk.
Personalise with Bespoke Accessories
The i-MiEV’s award-winning design makes a big statement in its own
right, but Mitsubishi Motors (UK) will also be offering a bespoke
accessory programme for the i-MiEV.
Customers will be able to fully personalise their car from a wide
range of environmentally friendly and premium accessories including
floor mats made from bio-degradable bamboo fibre; specialist leather
seat trims including a monogram service; and a special collection of
exterior vehicle designs – from Union Jack Flags to special customer
requests.
UKSpecification
The European Whole Type Vehicle Approved i-MiEV has been engineered
to achieve a target Euro NCAP crash test rating of 4-stars and
illustrates that customers do not need to compromise in any area.
The days of the ‘milk float’ mentality are truly over as the following specification proves.
Vital Statistics:

  • Zero CO2 tailpipe emissions
  • Top speed 81 mph
  • Range 80 miles (EU combined mode, estimated)
  • Seating capacity – 4 adults, plus luggage
  • 12-months / 12,500 miles service intervals
  • 3-year warranty and pan-European accident and breakdown cover
  • Kerb weight – 1,105 KG
  • Dimensions – 3,475 (l) x 1,475 (w) x 1,610 (h)

Mechanical:

  • 47kW AC permanent magnet synchronous motor (max power)
  • 1-speed fixed gear
  • Front McPherson strut and coil spring suspension
  • Rear 3-link de Dion suspension
  • Front stabilizer bars
  • Front 14" ventilated disc brakes
  • Rear 8" drum brakes
  • 9" master vac brake boosters
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
  • Brake assist
  • ASC (Active Stability Control)

Exterior:

  • Alloy wheels
  • All-round ‘green’ glass
  • Colour-keyed front bumper
  • Projector type halogen headlamps with levelling device
  • Variable intermittent windshield wiper and washers
  • Black foldable and electronically controlled door mirrors
  • Rear combi LED lamps with clear glass
  • Colour-keyed rear bumper with rear fog lamp
  • Roof Spoiler with High-mount stop lamp
  • Tailgate intermittent wiper and washer

Interior:

  • All-round electric windows
  • Central door locking with keyless entry
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s SRS front airbags
  • Side and curtain air bags
  • 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Headlamp levelling device
  • Odo and Twin trip and Rest driving range meter
  • EV system check warning indicator
  • Activation complete buzzer and indicator
  • Batteryremaining indicator
  • Dusk sensor
  • Glove box with card holder
  • Instrument panel secret box (above glove box)
  • Front cup holders (floor console, front of the passenger)
  • Electrical manual air conditioner with deodorant filter
  • Front 2 speakers and Front 2 tweeters
  • Seat belt warning (driver, front passenger)
  • Front passenger air bag cut off switch
  • ASC on/off switch

EV Functions:

  • Brakeforce regeneration
  • Lightweight electronic power steering
  • On-board recharging system with cable (flat-to-full in 6-hours, 240V 13 A input)
  • On-board rapid charging system (flat-to-80 in 30 minutes)
  • Energy-saving drive mode (reduces output to 18kW)
Source: Mitsubishi