I just picked-up our new I MIev at the Mitsbuish dealer in El Cajon. There are two other dealers in the San Diego area offerring them. I was the first one at the El Cajon dealer.
We have a second “gasser” for long distance traveling. The MIev is strictly for around town. So far, it works very well, and seems comfortable zipping around, doing shopping chores, etc. I have a 120 V charger, which came with the car. The charger seems ok, but works very slowly - about 20 hours for a zero to full charge. They recommed the 240 volt charger by Eaton, which recharges much more quickly. Have to have an electrician run a 240 line near the car. Plus, the dealer will pick-up the cost of Best Buys Geek Squad, who will evaluate and make recomendations for the 240 V charger install.
I also recently completed a solar project for our roof. Twelve panels will easily bring our bill to zero. I’m not sure how the MIev will impact our usage. I have a microinverter for each panel, so adding up to five more panels would be no problem.
I hope this forum will be a good sharing place for MIev owners, as there is almost nothing “out there” now. This car is VERY NEW! AAA insurance is having trouble writing a policy for it, as they have no data on it, and it’s not listed in their computer. I’m sure they will manage to write the policy, though.
Info to share: Here is a breakdown on its price - Sticker was 30K. Taxes and registration brought it 33K. I elected to take their “Extended bumper to bumper warrantee”. (Usually I pass on that, but this is a brand new model and technology, and I’m sure plenty of problems will crop-up in it’s expected 10 year lifetime). The warrantee was 2K, bringing the total to 35K. There will be a 7.5 K tax credit, plus a $2K California rebate, to bring my net cost down to about 25K.