Mitsubishi Motors is showing its i-MiEV CARGO electric van at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show
. This is derived from the i-MiEV
electric car, which I test drove in Canberra
. It will be on sale in Japan from April 2010.
The CARGO looks a very useful vehicle for small deliveries on short runs in inner city areas. It looks far more useful than the passenger i-MiEV, which offered little envrionmental benifit over the much cheaper petrol powered petrol engine Mitsubishi i
small car it was based on.
| |i-MiEV CARGO specifications
|Overall length ||3395 mm |
|Overall width ||1475 mm |
|Overall height ||1860 mm |
|Wheelbase ||2550 mm |
|Track F/R ||1310 mm / 1270 mm |
|Occupants ||2 |
|Motor ||Permanent magnet synchronous |
|Max. output ||47 kW |
|Max. torque ||180 Nm |
|Max. cruising range ||160 km |
|Drive train ||Rear wheel drive |
|Tire size ||Front: 145/65R15; Rear: 175/55R15 |
Also on show will be the PX-MiEV hybrid petrol/electric "crossover" concept car. This appears to be Mitsubishi's answer to the Toyota Kluger Hybrid
. Such a vehicle makes no practical sense and hopefully this one will not go into production.
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