Concept Cars

At-A-Glance / Overview

Hi-resolution Images / Desktop Wallpapers

Green Cars

Tuned, Modified, Custom Cars

Car Videos

Japanese Cars Specifications

Search   
RSS Feed JapaneseSportCars.com is on YouTube  JapaneseSportCars.com is on Twitter.  Follow Us  JapaneseSportCars.com is on Facebook.  Become a Fan

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Wins “Car Technology of the Year” from Japan Automotive Hall of Fame

Mitsubishi Motors’ i-MiEV Wins the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame’s “Car Technology of the Year” Award

TOKYO, Japan, October 30, 2009 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), announced today that the “MiEV OS” integrated vehicle control system installed in Mitsubishi Motors’ new-generation electric vehicle i-MiEV, has been selected by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization (NPO), as the winner for its “2009 Japan Automotive Hall of Fame Car Technology of the Year” award.

Utilizing the long wheelbase from the gasoline-powered “i” rear-midship layout on which the i-MiEV is based, the high-capacity drive battery is installed under the floor, and the high-output high-efficiency power unit is mounted under the luggage area. Through this structure, the i-MiEV has plenty of range for daily driving while keeping the spacious interior of the “i” base vehicle.

The introduction of the MiEV OS (MiEV Operating System) *1 – an advanced integrated vehicle management system into which the company has poured its wealth of know-how gained from decades of electric vehicle (EV) research and development – has provided the kind of high performance and reliability that befits a new-generation EV. The i-MiEV garnered praise as the realization of the ultimate in environmental efficiency as it emits no CO2 while being driven*2.

2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype) – Hi-res. Images

2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV (prototype)

*1Generic name for the integrated vehicle management system developed by Mitsubishi Motors for new-generation EVs.
*2CO2 generated from electric power plants is not included.

The MiEV OS was selected for the “Car Technology of the Year” award following reasons:

  1. Integrated control technology for a mass-produced electric vehicle
  2. 3-way charging system for the lithium-ion drive battery
  3. Development of the compact, lightweight, and high-efficiency motor

Share Your Thoughts