CheeseHead91182· Portholes are the Sh!t
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Mitsubushi is coming up with thier own plug-in hybrid to be released in 2010. It would be really funny if this car comes out before the Prius plug-in and Volt.The Sounds of Silence
By Peter Lyon, Contributor Email
Date posted: 02-20-2008
Listen carefully and you might hear the slight whir of its motor, the hint of wind noise and a faint thrum from the tires. Think whisper; that's how quiet this minicar is.
Could this be the sound of future driving? If Mitsubishi has its way, then this Mitsubishi i MIEV — a test bed for an electric vehicle scheduled to be introduced for 2010 — makes a pretty strong case for it. This particular car is one of a 30-vehicle test fleet that's running around Tokyo right now.
At Mitsubishi's first driving demonstration of its i MIEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) prototype, we jumped behind the wheel to check out the sounds of silence.