The most unlikely electric car survivor lives on for the 2017 Model Year.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be sold in the U.S. as a Model Year 2017 and it's the first confirmed 2017 plug-in electric car listed on the EPA's database.

The i-MiEV rolls into 2017 mostly unchanged, as it has since it first debuted almost a decade ago in Japan, outside of a more "friendly" (larger/safer) North America version that was introduced in 2011, and some creature comforts added a couple years ago.

As in the past, Mitsubishi is marketing this under the Ford Focus EV-like "you want to order one, we will sell you on" plan.  Expect more single-digit/teen sales results through 2017 as we have seen over the past couple years.

Below is the 2017 listing on the EPA's database, which confirms that the i-MiEV lives on.

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