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Last we heard was this car wasn’t launching till 2010 but the new plan is to launch the retail version of the i MiEV electric car in Japan in the summer of 2009. The reasons are “smoother-than-expected” preparations for mass-production. The specs for the car are as follows, the i MiEV is powered by a compact 47 kW electric motor (133 lb-ft of torque) and a 330V, 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack from Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ). LEJ is a joint venture of GS Yuasa Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). Top speed of the i MiEV is 130 kph (81 mph), with a range of up to 160 km (100 miles) in the Japanese 10-15 cycle driving conditions..
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