2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept
Mitsubishi Motors has been taken that upside down view to create the clear removable top Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept, premiered at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. One step beyond being merely green, this zero on-road CO2 emission racy concept builds upon those EV fundamentals.
The powerful accelerations and high torque inherent to electric motors, the safe driving dynamics that stem from i MiEV’s lithium-ion battery pack, ideally located within its long wheelbase and the low center of gravity it therefore implies.
A joint effort between Mitsubishi Motors design studios in Okazaki (exterior), Okazaki and Cypress, California (interior) as well as Tokyo (execution), the zero CO2 emission Mitsubishi i MiEVSport Air Concept is a relative to the acclaimed and equally zero CO2 emission 2007 i MiEV Sport show car.
Longer (+ 20 cm) and taller (+ 12 cm), it trades the cheeky look of its predecessor for a more technical approach of its teardrop shape: from the clamshell effect of its deep(er) windshield + diminutive bonnet to the shaper shape of its front end – complete with an inverted Jet Fighter “grille”, or the flush glazing over the B-pillar.