I purchased my 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev approximately 6 months ago. If you are in the market for an electric car and you regularly drive 60 miles or less per day this car is the best deal going.
I've driven my i-Miev during my work commute and for all other local errands since I got it and I love it! I charge it over night from a standard 110 volt outlet and it's ready to go each morning. Electricity is cheap, and I haven't been to a gas station in months.
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2012 Mitsubishi i-MIEVRob Nelson - Henderson, NV06/24/2016
No need to ever go to a gas station again. If you drive less than 60 miles per trip, you can just charge it in your garage. Since most people commute about 20 miles, this makes sense for just about everyone. Its a small car and most families have multiple vehicles, so you can always use your gas car for trips. or just rent something with all the money you save. These vehicles are generally $7-8K used, so you can have a car payment of $100 - 150/month. Its about $2-3K less than a Nissan Leaf.
You'll need to spend about another $300-400 for a Level 2 charger (240V) because it does take a long time to charge with the included 110V charger (like 22 hours instead of 6).
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