Mitsubishi i-MiEV Charge on FFWD: 0%-80% in 30 Minutes

The British arm of Mitsubishi will be the first in Europe to showcase the fast charge function of the all-electric i-MiEV city car, the company announced today. The fast charger, supplied by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), allows the i-MiEV to recharge from zero to eighty percent in just 30 minutes.

“You can already commute from Brighton to Central London on a daily basis in the i-MiEV, but the option to quick charge at motorway service areas and superstore car parks gives this multi award winning city car even more scope for longer journeys and greater convenience for the end user,” the company statement reads.

According to Mitsubishi UK, the charger’s key specification includes:
  • 3-phase 400V input
  • DC out power of 50kW
  • Maximum DC output voltage of 500V
  • Maximum DC output current of 100 amperes
  • Stand-alone unit measuring approximately 200 x 100 x 80 cms (h x w x d)

Apparently, the average daily journey in the UK is estimated to be less than 30 miles, so vehicle owners can already use their three-pin socket domestic supply, which costs less than a  British pound for a full charge. Those with a longer commute can easily ‘refill’ at their workplace before going home.

“The fast charge function will revolutionise the way people think about the practicalities of Electric Vehicles. This is particularly significant with the launch of the Plugged in Places initiative by the Department for Transport, which is seeking to accelerate the implementation of the UK’s charging infrastructure,”
commented Lance Bradley, Managing Director at Mitsubishi Motors UK.
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