Mitsubishi eX Concept With 45 kWh Battery Shown Off In Geneva (Specs, Gallery, Videos)

1 year ago by Mark Kane 10

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi came to the Geneva Motor Show on plug-in sales high, with a with bold announcement that over 60,000 Outlander PHEVs have already sold in Europe.  Truly, an incredible accomplishment for the smaller Japanese automaker.

Given its success in the segment, Mitsu says there will be more new and updated SUVs in the coming years for the brand, and of course those new models will be also subjected to electrification (confirmed on the press conference – see video below).

The latest concept from Mitsubishi is the eX Concept, previously shown in Tokyo. Of note: it’s only 45 kWh (which relatively speaking is not that much for a all-electric SUV in the future).

Quick specs:

  • 140 kW of system power – two 70 kW motors for AWD
  • 45 kWh battery and 400 km (250 miles) under highly optimistic JC08 test cycle (expect maybe up to 140-150 miles of real world range)
Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi eX Concept

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10 responses to "Mitsubishi eX Concept With 45 kWh Battery Shown Off In Geneva (Specs, Gallery, Videos)"

  1. Cool … a 150+ miles range SUV BEV. This a bump on the RAV4 EV (SUV) one of the few SUV BEVs to reach market, besides the Model X.

    With SUVs having ~55% in recent sales market share, U.S. a BEV SUV is sure to turn some heads! Hopefully Mitsubishi is pragmatic and includes 100+ amp DC charging capability.

    1. I think even 150 miles of “real” range is likely optimistic. It doesn’t appear to be exceptionally aerodynamic (and neither is the RAV4 EV).

      Here’s a link to “Rav4rangeChartV100.2.pdf” in my Dropbox:

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/u1mybenqwoajun8/Rav4rangeChartV100.2.pdf?dl=0

      1. Evdrive says:

        Even with a mere 45 kWh battery, I want it now.

        Im guessing they have a 10kWh peak solar array trailer to get that 150 mile daytime range. After doing some simple calculations, I have in fact determined you could park this solar system in the sun all day and completelty fill the battery. Wow. This is why they need 4-5 years. The solar trailer is complicated =]

        We must not give up. There may be hope for poor men class long range EV’s with the Bolt and Model 3 on the way. Unless they too are 4 years out.

  2. ffbj says:

    It is sort funky looking, and that’s ok since it is a concept. A reasonable effort.

  3. Cavaron says:

    Needs smaller windows and bigger tires *irony*

    Why did all the Mitsu concepts lately look like the head of Roland Emmerichs Godzilla?

  4. Ct200h says:

    The Cuv market is hot, a small awd ev with 150 miles of range would make good sales in the U.S. And elsewhere

    Let’s hope they make it happen.
    Oh make it 4 regular doors too. I have had enough of coach doors after a Honda Element and now an i3 !

  5. Rick Danger says:

    I am not a fan of that floating roof, but it does seem to have windows in the C pillar, which would go a long way to removing a blind spot.

  6. sveno says:

    Certainly better looking than iMiev 😀

  7. Someone out there says:

    45 kWh isn’t a lot but at least it’s better than the i-Miev. If it’s priced right it might have a place in the market.

  8. What I find interesting is that the concept is listed with a 45 kWh battery, but in the press conference he didn’t state battery size at all, just that “cruising range” was 400 km.

    Probably optimistic Euro/Japanese cycle, but there’s no reason they have to actually stick to 45 kWh by the time they build the car!

    What I would really like to know is whether the “in between ASX and Outlander” SUV to be introduced in fiscal 2017 (Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) will have an electrified version offered right from the start?

    Despite the other article about the EX heading to production by 2020, a part of me wonders if this new 2017 SUV might be all-electric too?

    I’m excited to see where they go in this segment though, since I don’t need the power/size of the Model X (not to mention the doo-dads); 70 kW front/rear is fine, and the real 4WD version with some clearance is a real plus for anyone in the mountains.