FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I buy an i-MiEV? It is important that customers are provided with the right vehicle information and are able to safely charge their
i-MiEV. For more information please click here.

Is there a wait list or pre-ordering? Interested customers are encouraged to contact a Certified MiEV Dealer to start the order process.

How do I charge an i-MiEV? The i-MiEV can be charged using three different methods. The primary method recommended is by using what is commonly referred to as a Level 2, 240 volt EVSE (which stands for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) residential charging dock.

The second method of charging is through a Level 1, 120 volt portable charging cable. Its use requires a dedicated and grounded 15 amp circuit.

Before purchasing your i-MiEV, an inspection of your residential electric system is required for the ability to support a 240 volt EVSE. Your residence will be evaluated for basic 120 V charging as well. Your Certified MiEV Dealer will be able to guide you through this process, and direct you to our inspection and installation experts.

The third method is the DC (Direct Current) quick charge. This takes advantage of CHAdeMO connector port, which is the standard equipment of i-MiEV.

How long does it take to charge an i-MiEV?

MethodCharge Time
Level 2, AC 240 V (recommended)7 hours
Level 1, AC 120 V22 hours
DC Quick Charge30 minutes (Battery to 80%)
* Charging time may differ by factors such as air temperature, line voltage and EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) used.

How far can I travel with the i-MiEV? The i-MiEV can travel up to 155km at a single charge, based on EPA LA4 city mode.

Actual range varies with driving behavior, charging habits, use of air conditioning and heater, weather conditions, road conditions, use of regenerative braking system, drive mode etc. The following are some sample of driving conditions that you may encounter in real world driving.

* The figures are a range estimation to be expected in each driving condition with a new condition battery. MMSCAN cannot guarantee the range to be achieved. Actual range will vary depending upon driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, temperature and battery age.

Ideal driving conditions:
Approx. 160 km(100 miles)
Speed: Average 60 km/h (38 mph)
Temperature: 25ºC
Climate control: Off

City driving on a nice day:
Approx. 120 km(75 miles)*
Speed: Average 24 km/h (15 mph)
Temperature: 25ºC
Climate control: Off

Highway driving in the summer:
Approx. 104 km(65 miles)
Speed: Average 80 km/h (50 mph)
Temperature: 35ºC
Climate control: COOL On

Local commute on a hot day:
Approx. 80 km(50 miles)
Speed: Average 24 km/h (15 mph)
Temperature: 35ºC
Climate control: MAX COOL On

Winter, traffic jam:
Approx. 48 km(30miles)
Speed: Average 16 km/h (10 mph)
Temperature: 0ºC
Climate control: HEATER On

What is the top speed of an i-MiEV? Highway capable, the i-MiEV has a top speed of 130 km/hour.

What is the energy efficiency? How much will it cost to drive? Based on the proposed EnerGuide label from National Resources Canada, the i-MiEV has been proven to be very efficient and economical.

  • 2.1 Le/100km combined (1.9 Le/100km city, 2.4 Le/100km highway) *
  • $2.24 to drive 100km **
  • Annual fuel cost: $449 ***
  • Save $10,355 in fuel costs over 5 years compared to the average new vehicle ****


Data is based on the proposed EnerGuide label from National Resources Canada. Actual results will vary for many reasons, including driving conditions and how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

* Le/100km is litres equivalent per 100km.
** Electricity cost estimate is based on $0.12/kWh.
*** Cost estimates are based on 20,000 km per year at $0.12 per kWh.
**** The average new vehicle gets 10.0 L/100km combined and costs $12,600 to fuel over 5 years.

How long will the battery last? Mitsubishi Motors estimates that after 5 years the main drive lithium-ion battery will degrade to approximately 80% of capacity and to approximately 70% after 10 years of usage. Like other commonly used lithium-ion batteries, battery capacity will decrease after time and with use. This type of decrease in battery capacity is normal, and is not indicative of any defect or failure in your main drive lithium-ion battery.

* Gradual capacity loss of the Main Drive Lithium-ion Battery based on time and usage is NOT covered under the warranty.