Mitsubishi Motors North America has opened pre-orders for its new all-electric car called the i-MiEV, and announced that Hawaii will be the first state to see roll out of the vehicle. The automaker prices the baseline model of its electric vehicle at $20,490, but that’s only after factoring a $7,500 federal tax rebate.
We’ve covered news about the i-MiEV for months now, most recently noting the car’s specifications late last year. The rear-drive vehicle features regenerative braking and is equipped with a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery system and a 49 kW AC synchronous rear-motor, giving the car a range of 85 miles and a top speed of around 80 miles per hour.
For a few extra thousand dollars, the i-MiEV is available in a premium version in addition to the baseline model, coming with an in-dash navigation system, a rear camera, heated mirrors, a battery warning system, and a DC quick charge port that claims to give the battery 80% capacity in only 30 minutes.
Interested buyers can thrown down the $299 refundable deposit on the company’s website, and the first 2,000 to do so will have their home electrical inspection fee waived. Part of the pre-order process is the additional $99.99 home electrical inspection (waived as per above, however) to ensure that the vehicle can be properly charged at one’s residence. The cars are expected to be delivered later this year.