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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013 Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV [VIDEO]

The Concept CA-MiEV concept car gives an indication of the direction MMC (which launched its i-MiEV in 2009), believes EVs will take in the near future.

The system is fitted with a 28 kWh Li-ion battery pack (compared to the 16 kWh pack in the i-MiEV) and an 80 kW electric motor. The vehicle combines reduction in body weight with improvements in aerodynamic performance (Cd= 0.26), bringing about a cruising range of 300 km (186 miles).

The EV system brings together lightweight EV components in an integrated motor, inverter, and charger module that reduces power losses. It also incorporates a full-time regenerative braking system that improves energy recovery rate, as well as a magnetic resonance wireless charging device that enables convenient charging (developed by WiTricity Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and currently under investigation and testing).

The remote-controlled air-conditioning system and management system for charging and discharging can be linked to smartphones or tablet devices. The vehicle is also equipped with a remote tracking function that captures the vehicle’s position using GPS if the vehicle is stolen, and MMC’s ECO-drive Assist which helps the vehicle to adapt to the driving environment.

0.26 sleek

Pebble-sleek, the arrow-shaped Concept CA-MiEV brings a degree of high tech sleekness to small car design, all the way to its unusual canopy sloping rear roof line. Highly efficient ( full flat floor, rear-view cameras, minimal air intakes, rear diffuser )

High Density

To power Concept CA-MiEV, MMC inaugurates its next generation high efficiency drivetrain , including:

  • All-in-One integrated power unit ( 80 kW motor + inverter + charger) - to help with energy management, packaging and weight reduction.

  • Compact flat battery pack – to help with packaging (esp. for possible later applications like range extender, ... ) and better long term battery performance.

  • Magnetic resonance wireless charging technology – to help with user-friendliness, as jointly announced in September 2011 by WiTricity Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and currently under investigation and testing.

  • High density energy Lithium-ion batteries – to help with energy efficiency and also with packaging ( 28 Kwh available ). Connected

    Roomy, sleek, lightweight and efficient, a future electric vehicle like Concept CA - MiEV – but also any future ICE, HEV or PHEV Mitsubishi vehicle for that matter) shall also be connected to the rest of the planet, infrastructure permitting, with telematics features such as:

  • Automatic e-mailing in case of theft
  • Automatic e-calling in case of an emergency
  • Remote controlling (engine start/no start, panic alarm, door locking, ...)
  • Data transfer (maps,...) from smart phone to in-car system
  • Remote energy monitoring or pre-heating for EVs and PHEVs (already featured with Outlander PHEV)

    Specifications (MMC data)

    Dimensions (L x W x H) Wheelbase
    4050 x 1775 x 1550 mm 2550 mm
    Seating capacity
    Est. driving range
    300 km
    Max. output
    80 kW
    28 kWh
    Front wheel drive

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