Mitsubishi i MiEV SPORT AIR Concept
Whilst the idea of an electric sports car is not new1, not much thought has been given by mainstream manufacturers to the proposition of a proper sports car as an electric vehicle (EV)… until now.
Blending its sporting heritage with leading expertise in the development of the EV, Mitsubishi Motors is providing a clear new look on the world, in more ways than one. The clear removable top of the i MiEV SPORT ‘AIR' will be premiered at the forthcoming 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
Taking a step beyond being merely ‘green', this all-electric zero CO2 emission sports concept builds upon the fundamentals of the EV by marrying:
- the powerful acceleration and high torque inherent to electric motors,
- the safe driving dynamics that stem from i MiEV's lithium-ion battery pack located within its long wheelbase and the low centre of gravity.
The i MiEV SPORT ‘AIR' is a new-age "pocket rocket" and signals the direction in which the Mitsubishi sports EV may take in the future.
1 Or simply a fast electric car – for example the 100 km/h La Jamais Contente ("The Never Satisfied") record-breaker back in 1899