British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss will drive the Mitsubishi i-MiEV in the Start Eco Car Spectacular on Sunday 12th September. The event is part of HRH The Prince of Wales sustainability initiative 'Start' which will present positive steps to leading a sustainable life.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the first proper performance four seater electric car from a major manufacturer. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV can not only carry four adults but there is room for approximately 246 litres of luggage. The battery pack which makes the car heavier than its conventional petrol version sits under the floor and the electric motor occupies the space near the rear wheels. Recharging of the battery takes seven hours via a conventional plug or up to eighty percent in twenty minutes via a unit that Mitsubishi intends to lease with the car.
After testing the Mitsubishi i-MiEV recently, Sir Stirling said "I was very impressed by the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Electric cars are slowly becoming a realistic proposition to use as an everyday car, especially if you live in a city and I am looking forward to driving it again on The Mall on the 12th September".