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2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for motor fix

The 2010 model-year Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been recalled over concerns a faulty Cell Motor Unit (CMU) could cause the vehicle to roll backwards when trying to accelerate up an incline. Mitsubishi reports 112 vehicles are fitted with a CMU that incorrectly judges changes to the temperature and voltage of the main traction battery when the car is rolling backwards, which could cause it to roll backwards on an incline rather than accelerate forward...

Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for Takata airbag fix

The diminutive Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car has been recalled in Australia as part of the ongoing global Takata airbag scandal. This latest Takata recall, which affects 177 GA and GB i-MiEV vehicles in Australia, joins earlier Lancer and Triton recalls announced for the same problem...

Next Nissan Leaf to be priced at Pulsar level, platform shared with Mitsubishi, Renault - report

The next-generation Nissan Leaf will have its underpinnings shared with both Nissan's alliance partners, Renault and Mitsubishi. Last week, Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV, confirmed to Automotive News that the next-generation versions of the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf will ride on a common platform and share key components, including electric motors...

Mitsubishi Australia recalls 430,000 vehicles: Colt, Challenger, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Pajero, Triton affected

Mitsubishi has issued a number of recalls for several of its models built between 2009-2016, citing various reasons. In total, 429,981 vehicles are affected in the recall, with faults related to electrics, power steering, electric motors and fuel tanks...

Mitsubishi halts sales, production of i-MiEV, Outlander plug-in hybrid

Sales and production of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Outlander PHEV have been halted in Japan as the manufacturer recalls the vehicles for an issue related to their lithium-ion battery packs...

Mitsubishi aims to be electric vehicle price leader

Mitsubishi says it is well-placed to offer electric vehicles at an affordable price, as it readies future products without internal combustion power. Outlander project development manager Mitsuyoshi Hattari claimed that the company has worked to future-proof its electric vehicle technologies and keep ahead of rival manufacturers...

Mitsubishi i-MiEV set for pricing review

The all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV is tipped to have its pricing reduced in the coming months, as the Japanese manufacturer battles an onslaught of newer, cheaper competition. Speaking at the launch of the new Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Australia product planning manager James Tol confessed that the i-MiEV all-electric micro-hatch looks overpriced alongside larger competition like the Nissan Leaf, in particular, but also the Holden Volt...

Mitsubishi's electric vehicle sales not going to plan

The global president of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation says that sales of the company’s electric vehicles are not going according to plan. Despite the company’s positive stance on electric cars and the philosophical and financial commitment that has come along with it, Mitsubishi’s electric dream is currently falling short of initial expectations...

Mitsubishi i-MiEV to run at Pikes Peak

Electric vehicles are set to feature at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Mitsubishi's i-MiEV could become the star attraction. Eight cars have been entered in the Electric Division for the "Race to the Clouds" on July 8, including the diminutive i-MiEV Prototype...

Mitsubishi i-MiEV taxi drive in Kyoto

With the revenge of the electric car well and truly underway, the chances of seeing mums and dads getting behind the wheel of a zero-emissions vehicle is increasing by the day - especially if you live in Japan (or California)...

Range Anxiety with Mitsubishi i-MiEV (video)

Mitsubishi Australia has only sold about ten i-MiEV electric cars, which is not much considering the hype surrounding the very first full electric car to be sold in Australia. Mitsubishi has started putting together a series of web episodes explaining the technology and myths that are confusing potential buyers.