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.
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 )
To power Concept CA-MiEV, MMC inaugurates its next generation high efficiency drivetrain , including:
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:
Specifications (MMC data)