Priced: The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the $12,995* Electric Car

By Jacob Brown | December 04, 2013
Do we have your attention yet? You can buy a brand-new electric car for right around $13,000. But there's a catch. The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been priced at $22,995, not including $795 for destination and handling, or $23,790 with it. From there, its price is subject to $10,000 in rebates and incentives from various levels of government because it is an electric car. So yeah, you could walk off a dealer lot with a brand new EV for the price of a used anything else. If you're wondering, that's a whopping $6,130 cheaper than the last Mitsubishi i-MiEV models sold in the U.S., putting solidly ahead of the pack as the most affordable electric car on sale today. For 2014, Mitsubishi has upgraded the i-MiEV with standard heated front seats, CHaDEmo DC quick-charge port, battery warning system, heated mirrors, rear door speakers, Level 1 emergency charge cord, charge port lamp, leather-covered steering wheel and shifter knob, passenger-side vanity mirror, materials upgrades, aluminum wheels, fog lights, and daytime running lights, among other changes.
It does not appear that Mitsubishi has upgraded the 16-kilowatt-hour battery or its charging time. The car has 66 horsepower and a 62-mile range, making it ideally suited for city travel or Hawaii, where gas is expensive and highways are limited. Last week, we called the Mitsubishi i-MiEV one of the biggest turkeys on sale today in regard to its high price and limited capabilities. Now with a reduced price, Mitsubishi has made its turkey decidedly more satisfying, and we expect sales numbers to correlate. With 1,018 sold through 11 months of this year--18 cars sold last month--we can't imagine it has anywhere to go but up. Source: Mitsubishi