Joliet, Illinois (PRWEB) August 18, 2011
The sales professionals at Bill Jacobs Mitsubishi – the premiere Joliet, IL Mitsubishi dealership- are excited about the upcoming Mitsubishi i – especially since it has received such high EPA ratings for fuel economy.
The brand new 100% electric-powered Mitsubishi i has earned an EPA-rated 126 MPGe in city driving and 99 MPGe out on the highway (for a rating of 112 MPGe combined). The EPA has also awarded the fun-to-drive electric vehicle a “real world” driving range of 62 miles. The “real world” EPA driving evaluation incorporates battery-sapping aggressive driving and operating the vehicle with the air conditioning on.
The EPA LA4 driving cycle test covers a distance of approximately 7.5 miles and includes numerous brief stops along the route to mimic in-town driving and its accompanying start and stops for traffic signals and other traffic.
Mitsubishi has worked hard over the years to improve the driving range of the 2012 Mitsubishi i: The 98 mile range is attributed to software upgrades and a revamped regenerative braking system. Overall, it’s a wonder of modern science and technology.
“We feel that with the combination of capability, affordability, and high level of efficiency offered by the 2012 Mitsubishi i will prove very appealing to consumers considering EV transportation,” said Yoichi Yokozawa, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America.
Among the vehicle’s long list of standard amenities are an energy-efficient electric air conditioning with micron filter, speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS), driver seat heater and LED rear combination tail lamps.
Advanced safety features:
Dual-stage supplemental front air bags
Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
High voltage cut-off system
Approaching Vehicle Audible System (AVAS)
All of these are included on every Mitsubishi i model as standard equipment. Local residents who want to learn more about the Mitsubishi i or any of the great new Mitsubishi cars in Joliet for the 2011 lineup are encouraged to stop in at Bill Jacobs Mitsubishi. They the leading Mitsubishi dealership in Joliet, Illinois and surrounding areas and can help answer any questions consumers might have.