Mitsubishi has just delivered its first four “i” electric cars. Three individuals—one each in California, Oregon, and Washington—have taken delivery. The fourth i went to the government fleet in the city of Normal, Ill., where Mitsubishi has a plant. (Honda recently provided its first Fit EV to Torrance, California, home to its North American headquarters in this tradition.)
At $21,625 (after the federal tax credit), the i is the least expensive electric car on the market. It has a claimed 80-mile range and an EPA rating equivalent to 112 mpg. Mitsubishi says the car can be recharged fully in 7 hours on a 240-volt, Level 2 charger.