Mitsubishi CA-MiEV concept bows in Geneva

Mitsubishi has introduced the CA-MiEV concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It's an evolved version of the slow-selling i-MiEV.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was a flop, but hasn't stopped the company from introducing the CA-MiEV concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

Developed using feedback from current i-MiEV owners, the CA-MiEV is significantly more refined than its predecessor which was heavily criticized for being small, slow and poorly equipped.

Starting with the exterior, the CA-MiEV has a familiar appearance but adopts a sleeker design which enables it to have an extremely low drag coefficient of just 0.26. Notable highlights include a protruding front fascia, sweptback headlights and a sloping roofline which tapers into a distinctive rear spoiler.

Interior pictures were not released, but Mitsubishi says the concept has an advanced connectivity system which enables users to remotely start and stop the vehicle as well as lock/unlock the doors. The system can also contact emergency services if the vehicle is stolen or involved in an accident.

Motivation is provided by a 28 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops 109 HP (80 kW). This enables the concept to travel approximately 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge. When the battery is depleted, it can be recharged by magnetic resonance wireless charging technology.

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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
Automaker Mitsubishi
Article type Concept Car
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