Think about the iMiEV is a subcompact electric car that you can drive for the same price as a gasoline compact. The 2016 Mitsubishi iMiEV now starts at under $23,000 which might sound like a lot for such a small car. But consider the fact that you get a $7500 tax credit and many states have their own tax credit to boot. So really you can have an all-electric battery powered car for the price of a Hyundai. The question you have to ask yourself is “Am I giving anything up by buying a deeply discounted electric car?”
The EPA rated range for the iMiEV is 62 miles per charge. The iMiEV has a 49 KW electric motor which translates to 66 horsepower and 145 lb-ft. of torque. This may not sound like much but the iMiEV is a flyweight at 2700 lbs. which is 400 lbs. less than the Chevy Spark EV.