Posts Tagged ‘Mitsubishi’

Mitsubishi i-MIEV is the Greenest Vehicle

February 14th, 2012

Today, though the industry of green vehicles is continuously evolving in a fast pace, Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt are probably the only to vehicles that come to mind when you think about an electric car.

At the same time the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has unveiled its 14th annual comprehensive environmental rankings, in which the greenest car is neither Prius nor Volt.

The Mitsubishi i-MIEV from Honda Civic Natural Gas is the leading car. In the survey the car gathered a score of 58, which is the highest Green Score since 1998, when the ranking system was launched.

In 2012 the vehicle is debuting in the American market. It shows fuel economy of 112 miles per gallon equivalent in both city and highway.

The second greenest car is the Nissan Leaf, which showed a score of 55. It is worth mentioning that the Honda Natural Gas has won the top spot as for 8 years in a row. At the LA Auto Show it became the winner of the 2012 Green Car of the Year Award

Among other vehicles from the list of the greenest cars there’s Honda CRZ hybrid (50) and the Scion IQ (52).

[via Earthtechling]

Top 10 Best Electric Vehicles

October 25th, 2010

2010 Tesla Roadster

Made by Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley-based car-maker, the Tesla Roadster was for the first time presented as a prototype in July of 2006. Two years later the company announced that it will start a mass production of the vehicle. The Roadster became the world’s first all-electric, mass-produced sports vehicle.

One of the most impressive features of the car is the range. As one of the best electric vehicles the Tesla Roadster boasts a range of 220 miles on a single charge.

The 288hp engine allows the electric vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed to 125mph. The expected battery life is 7 years or 100,000 miles. Other interesting features include carbon fiber body and LED tail lights.

» Read more: Top 10 Best Electric Vehicles

Mitsubishi Presents i-MiEV Electric Car in Hong Kong

May 21st, 2010

The famous Japanese carmaker, Mitsubishi, recently presented the i-MiEV electric car.

The company unveiled its new electric vehicle in Hong Kong on Thursday, May 20.

This is the first foreign launch of an eco-friendly vehicle from Mitsubishi, with the competition in the field of electric cars continuing to increase. » Read more: Mitsubishi Presents i-MiEV Electric Car in Hong Kong