|Mitsubishi i-MiEV '09|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||Water-cooled permanent magnet motor|
|Max Power||61 BHP|
|Performance Points||296 PP|
|Max Torque||180 Nm|
|Top Speed||130 km/h|
|Weight||1,100 kilograms (2,400 lb)|
"A landmark in mass produced and commercially sold electric cars."
The i-MiEV is the worlds first mass produced, lithium-ion battery powered electric vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi.
The vehicle is based on their "i" K-Car, and with the battery located at the center of the vehicle's underfloor and a motor mounted under the luggage room, the passenger room and cargo space of the car is basically unchanged from the base model. The driving range per charge is 160km, powered by a lithium-ion battery with 88 cells connected in series. This was one of the things that made the long range possible, and though the placement of a battery like this is normally a difficult issue to resolve, it was a perfect fit in the "i" with its rear midship, long wheelbase layout. By locating the heavy, bulky battery at the center of the underfloor like this, a secondary benefit of lowering the center of gravity was gained, and resulted in a corresponding improvement in handling performance.
The power unit is a small permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces 64ps/18.4kgm torque. This is combined with a fixed ratio transmission.
It doesn't take any special skill to drive the i-MiEV. You may be surprised at how silent the car is at first, but you'll immediately find that it is a fairly quick, agile car. Though no detailed data on driving performance has been released, the manufacturer states that it is actually faster than the turbocharged version of the base "i".
Unlike a hybrid car it runs completely on electricity, so the charging system has been well thought out. With the standardly equipped charging cable, it can be charged from a AC200V or AC100V household socket. It is also possible to quick charge as well. The charging time is approximately 7 hours with AC200V (15A) and 14 hours with AC100V (15A), and approximately 30 minutes (80% charge) when quick charging.
As a Premium car, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV '09 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 46,000 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.
This car can be purchased for 46,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.