The running costs of the i-MiEV are a key advantage over other cars, with additional incentives including:
- Only £115 fuel costs for 12,000 miles driving (£0.96 pence for a full charge)
- Low servicing costs and downtime – only approximately 4 working parts compared to over 300 in a typical internal combustion engine
- Exempt from road tax (saving approx £300 per annum)
- First year capital allowances for fleet vehicles
- Zero benefit-in-kind company car tax
- Lower rate of VAT for domestic electricity
- Exempt from congestion charge (saving up to £2,000 per annum)
- Free parking in many London boroughs and cities such as Milton Keynes
- Expected high residual values due to high demand outstripping supply for several years to come
Mitsubishi's newly opened Electric Vehicle Centre in Central London has already taken its first orders for delivery in January, and enquiry levels have soared following the Government's consumer incentive announcement on 25th February.
Customers will be able to fully personalise their car from a wide range of environmentally friendly and premium accessories including floor mats made from bio-degradable bamboo fibre; specialist leather seat trims including a monogram service; and a special collection of exterior vehicle designs; from Union Jack Flags to special customer requests.