2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 1,000 Miles!
May 22, 2012
Yes, yes, this is a little early. Traditionally we do our Milestone posts on the Big Factors-of-5: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25,000 miles for our year-long, 20,000 mile tests. The thing is, we're not going to hit 20,000 miles in our 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. At the end of our six-month test with the 2011 Nissan Leaf our final odometer reading was just about 3,500. Our Mini E turns in just under 8,000 in a full year.
We've had our i-MiEV for nearly six weeks and we've just cracked the 1,000-mile mark. It took us about nine weeks to hit that in our Leaf and about 8 in the Mini E. Does that mean we like this one more or just that we're more familiar with the ins-and-outs of an EV this time around. Either way, the Mini E is the mileage benchmark to beat and so far, I think we've got it.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor Inside Line @ 1,000 Miles