|The Lancer Evolution MIEV|
Among the production and concept cars Mitsubishi will display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show (22 Oct to 6 Nov) will be the new Lancer Evolution Mitsubishi In-wheel Electric Vehicle (MIEV). (Earlier post.)
The Lancer is the most recent electric test vehicle (following the Colt EV announced in May) and is the only one Mitsubishi will have in its stand at the show.
The Lancer Evolution MIEV uses lithium-ion batteries to provide the energy store for the four 50-kW in-wheel motors, manufactured by Toyo Denki Seizo K.K. The new in-wheel motor design uses a hollow doughnut construction that locates the rotor outside the stator as opposed to a common electric motor where the rotor turns inside the stator.
Each motor delivers 518 Nm torque. The Lancer Evolution MIEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds and has a maximum speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).
Mitsubishi will also display its concept i minicar, featuring the new 3-cylinder 660cc MIVEC engine. (Earlier post).