Mitsubishi said that “unforeseen changes in market conditions” have driven up the price of all-electric 2012 Mitsubishi i models by $1,135.
The entry-level Mitsubishi i ES model will see its net value change to $29,125 ($21,625 after tax credit), while the premium-grade SE version of the electric vehicle will have a new net value price of $31,125 ($23,625 after tax credit).
The Mitsubishi i SE with Premium package is now priced at $33,915, which drops to $26,415 after the $7,500 tax credit is applied.
The pricing adjustment applies only to the suggested MSRP pricing of the vehicle. The value-oriented pricing of options such as the Cold Zone package ($150) that consists of a main lithium-ion battery warming system and heated outside mirrors and the Premium package ($2790) that includes HDD navigation system with rear camera, FUSE Handsfree Link System with USB port, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and a DC quick charging port remain unaffected.
The Mitsubishi i can be charged using the onboard household charger through either 120V or 240V power sources or by a DC quick-charger system that utilizes a three-phase 220V power supply (80% charge in 30 minutes). The charging times from a very low battery to completely full are approximately 6 hours at 240V and 22.5 hours at 120V.Mitsubishi is targeting a driving range of 85 miles for the vehicle.
The base model Mitsubishi i ES packs a full complement of welcome standard equipment and amenities. These include speed-sensitive electric power steering (EPS), LED rear tail lamps, driver seat heater, electric air conditioning with micron filter, remote keyless entry, 3-spoke sport steering wheel, an on-board recharging system with 120V portable 8 amp charging cable, and a 4 speaker, 100-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback.