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Mitsubishi i Electric Car Receives Four-Star Government Safety Rating

The all-electric 2012 Mitsubishi i earned a four-star overall safety rating from the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The subcompact car also received four out of five stars in front crash tests and rollover tests, and a lower three-star rating in side crash tests. NHTSA gives the 2013 i the same safety scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not tested the Mitsubishi i yet. The 2012 Mitsubishi i has standard safety features that include six ... continue reading»

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2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 118 Mpg-e Rating

The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the fuel economy equivalency of the 2013 Honda Fit EV. The all-new electric car will get 132/105/118 mpg-e city/highway/combined, making it the most efficient small electric car in its class. Mpg-e (miles per gallon-equivalent) is how fuel economy is calculated for electric cars. Since electric cars use no gas, their energy consumption is displayed as a comparison to a conventional gas-powered car. In real-world driving, the Fit EV can travel ... continue reading»

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Earns 110 MPGe Rating

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric has received an EPA fuel economy rating of 110/99/105 mpg-e (miles per gallon-equivalent) city/highway/combined, Ford says in a press release. The Focus Electric has a range of 76 miles on a fully charged battery.   The Focus Electric’s mpg-e ratings are among the highest of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The 2012 Mitsubishi i is rated at 126/99 mpg-e, and the 2012 Nissan Leaf at 106/92 mpg-e, and have ... continue reading»

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Mitsubishi i Tops Greenest Vehicle List

It’s been a few months since the Mitsubishi i became America’s most fuel-efficient car. Now, Mitsubishi’s electric affordable small car earns a new honor, as it tops the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 2012 Greenest Vehicle List. “The ‘Greenest’ list saw a considerable shake-up this year, with the Mitsubishi i-MIEV battery electric vehicle claiming the top spot from the Honda Civic Natural Gas, which has held on to first place for eight years in a ... continue reading»

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Mitsubishi i will be on Sale Nationally by Summer

The Mitsubishi i electric car will go on sale nationwide by this summer. The i, which is currently available for test drives in Washington, Hawaii, Oregon and California, will be available for test drives in the remaining 46 states by March, Mitsubishi says in a statement, and will be available for purchase by the summer. Mitsubishi is pushing up the national launch of its electric car nine months ahead of schedule. Though dealers in only four states are currently accepting ... continue reading»

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