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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:55 pm

According to Mitsubishi's NA website, the 2017 i-MiEV has an estimated range of 59 miles, down from the previous 62 miles.

The 98 mile figure quoted before EPA testing seemed high to me, but totally possible in an urban environment. I easily exceed 62 miles on a charge.
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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:31 pm

PV1 wrote:According to Mitsubishi's NA website, the 2017 i-MiEV has an estimated range of 59 miles, down from the previous 62 miles....
That's really too bad, because my typical leadfootin' consumption metric yields 32 miles at the halfway point, or 64 miles range on a full charge. Any driver worth his/her salt can beat EPA ratings by at least 20%, irrespective of whether it's ICE, hybrid, PHEV, or BEV.
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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:59 pm

See also this topic post and related discussions: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3037&p=27621&hilit=2017#p27621

As to the recent article, perhaps they are referring to range. As to our use (rather than its reputation), it doesn't change anything or our enjoyment of the car. But still, the improper testing and harm to the car's reputation is bothersome.

Scratches head. Is this why the i-Miev is not being sold any more in such places as England, here in the US (and after 2017) and elsewhere? Perhaps the leadership of Mitsubishi worldwide and in each national market knew of this problem way before the whole fuel economy mess became public? It would seem that they had to know before April 2016, as it appears that Mitsubishi changed the range before the date of the above post (in May of 2016)?

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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:11 am

My TPMS light came on this morning, but went off about 3/4 of the way to work. I checked the tire pressure when I got to work. Both left tires are at 32 PSI and the right two are at 30 PSI. I started with 84 miles RR, drove 10.5 miles at 45-50 MPH and arrived at work with 75 miles RR.

Based on RR values and charge gauge alone, I had no idea that my tire pressure dropped that far. I set all four tires at 40 PSI, but it was a while ago when I last checked them. I've been consistently getting high RR values (70-90 RR range in the last month, all sorts of driving) even with (presumably) below recommended tire pressure.

Either way, this was likely the nail in the coffin for the i-MiEV as far as Mitsubishi is concerned. 'Tis a shame, really. The engineers really got this car right.
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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:56 pm

You really have to wonder some days if the best thing that could possibly happen to the i-MiEV is for Mitsubishi to sell off all the tooling and spare parts for it, then have someone else manufacture/market it. :oops:

Maybe everyone here on the My i-MiEV Forum should chip in a few dollars each and make them an offer. ;)
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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:13 pm

Mitsubishi North America statement regarding fuel consumption representations:

http://media.mitsubishicars.com/videos/ ... sting-data
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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:23 am

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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

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Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

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