Posts: 1610
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:05 am
Location: Tacoma area, WA
Contact: Website

One-stop compendium of i-MiEV reviews

Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:20 pm

http://evworld.com/reviews.cfm?mfg=Mits ... del=i-MiEV

I don't visit Bill Moore's site as often as it deserves, and hadn't seen a number of these articles, most of 'em old. Our own JoeS got quoted in excerpts from this forum.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 98,600 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

Posts: 401
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:25 pm
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Re: One-stop compendium of i-MiEV reviews

Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:26 pm

Thanks! These are great. I've added this to my i-MiEV / EV bookmarks.

It's particularly interesting to see how much more positive reviews are outside the U.S. I still believe the main difference is that other markets are more used to the idea of basic kei-car style vehicles and judge the i-MiEV appropriately instead of comparing it to a Camry - or even a LEAF!

While I test drove both vehicles and appreciated the ways in which the LEAF was superior, I felt the i-MiEV had virtues of its own, and those virtues were more important for my buying decision. Buyers with other priorities could easily make a different choice, but what I've found particularly frustrating is the tendency of most American reviewers to judge the i-MiEV as flat out unworthy of consideration. Good to see a more balanced perspective in these reviews.
2012 Silver ES w/QuickCharge+DRL/foglights, Eaton Level 2 EVSE, since 9/9/2012

Return to “iMiev Reviews”