Mitsubishi Motors North America have announced the pricing for its widely anticipated 100% electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi i for the United States. Priced at only USD20,490, this would be one of the cheapest EVs in America and they have since started taking orders on Earth Day recently, which was on April 22, 2011 for the car which is powered up using the MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) technology.
If you are in for more accessories, then for another USD2,00 would surely get you more in the SE trim that comes with leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, better seating material, a 2 toned interior I/P and door panels, 15 inch wheels, DRL functioning fog lamps as and bass boosting 360 watt, 8 speaker audio system. But that does not mean that the ES trim gets you anything less. In fact it is pretty sufficient with its standard fittings where you get LED rear tail lights, a driver seat heater, air conditioning with micron filter, EPS (Electric Power Steering) which is speed sensitive, a 3 spoke steering wheel, an on-board recharging system as well as a 100 watt, 4 speaker MP3/WMA enabled audio system.
For another USD150, you could get the Cold zone package on both the trims which comes with external heated mirrors as well as a Lithium-Ion battery Warming system. Pre-ordering has been made simple, hassle-free and easy for buyers there. All one have to do is to visit the i.mitsubishicars.com site and create an account. From there you will be able to choose which trim you want and the colour too. After that, the deposit of USD299 can be placed via PayPal which is refundable plus a USD99.99 home electrical inspection fee.
Then the home electrical system (a mandatory step) will be conducted. This is important as the company need to ensure that the home has the power and equipment to charge the Mitsubishi-i. Once all that is done, then the date of delivery will be communicated and the buyer will be contacted on when and where to pay and deliver. The initial deposit will be absorbed into the final car price. How nice if that was all in Malaysia ringgit.