Video: Mitsubishi Shows The New CA-MiEV In Action, And The Old i-MiEV As Well

4 years ago by Electric CarsTV 2

Mitsubishi has just put out a couple new videos on its MiEV lineup; both real and imagined.  One features the current i-MiEV which is now on sale around the world (video below), and second is the company’s brand new CA-MiEV concept that debuted this week in Geneva (above).

The CA-MiEV Is A Case Study On How To Improve The i-MiEV

The CA-MiEV Is A Case Study On How To Improve The i-MiEV

As a refresher, the new CA-MiEV features:

  • 300 km (185 mile) range on the Japanese JC-08 standard, about 110 on the US EPA system
  • 80 kW (107 hp) electric motor
  • 28 kWh lithium battery
  • wireless inductive charging at rear
  • aerodynamic efficiency of .26 cd
  • dimensions: 160″ l, 70″ w and 61″ h
  • seats 5

As opposed to the current i-MiEV:

  • 160 km (99miles) range on the Japanese JC-08 standard, 62 miles on US EPA system
  • 47 kW (63 hp) electric motor
  • 16 kWh lithium battery
  • 110V charging (14 hours), 220V charging (8 hours), and Quick Charge (30 mins-80%)
  • aerodynamic efficiency of .35 cd
  • dimensions: 145″ l, 62″ wide and 63″ h
  • seats 4

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2 responses to "Video: Mitsubishi Shows The New CA-MiEV In Action, And The Old i-MiEV As Well"

  1. David Murray says:

    I definitely like the CA-Miev’s looks and specifications a lot better. It is a vehicle I’d consider buying when my Leaf’s lease is up. I wish they’d pick a better name though. I mean, how do you pronounce “CA-Miev” I mean seriously? i-Miev was bad enough. Then they changed it to just plain “i” which is even worse. WHen in conversation with somebody they don’t know if you are talking about the pronoun “I” or the vehicle “i” and I have to put quotes around it when talking about it online to also make sure people know what the heck I’m talking about. Leaving it lower-case isn’t good enough because many people are lazy and don’t use proper grammar anyway. So yeah, they seriously need to come up with a new name.

  2. Doug says:

    Ditto. I had no interest in the i-MiEV because it looked cheap and only got 62 miles on a charge. The CA-Miev looks pretty slick and with a 110 mile range, I would definitely be interested in buying one. The “wireless inductive charging” looks cool but I hope it also comes with a regular charging port.

    I also agree that the car needs a new name.