The smaller of the two is called the CA-MiEV and previews the features and design of Mitsubishi’s next-generation electric car, which will replace the slow-selling i-MiEV. Mitsubishi claims 186-miles of driving is possible on a single charge thanks to a number of groundbreaking technologies.
The batteries now have a higher energy density than previously seen (although what type of batteries they are is yet to be confirmed), lightweight materials have been used throughout and particular attention has been paid to the aerodynamics. The CA-MiEV also benefits from a wireless charging function and an entirely new electric motor and inverter.
Dwarfing the CA-MiEV is the GR-HEV, a diesel-electric hybrid pick-up truck that preview the next-generation L200.
The diesel engine sits in its usual place, under the bonnet, while electric motor drive the rear wheels to create a new type of four-wheel-drive system Mitsubishi calls Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC). No performance figures are available, but the GR-HEV emits less than 149g/km of CO2.