The electric car segment acquired a fierce new contender and a breath of new life in 2012 with the debut of Mitsubishi's i-MiEV. It was hailed as the most affordable electric car of the year with a number of positive attributes to its name.
Perhaps the most obvious reason for investing in the i-MiEV is its affordable price tag, which easily undercuts other electric cars. Then there's its unique design, quiet cabin, and surprisingly responsive steering and acceleration. The i initially came in two trims, ES and SE, but in 2014 Mitsubishi consolidated both into one trim level, the ES. The i is a bit jarring on the highway but pleasantly agile for in-city driving.