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Mitsubishi Motors MiEV power BOX

Credit: Mitsubishi Motors
Credit: Mitsubishi Motors
Accessory Type: 
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Description

This adapter plugs into a CHAdeMO connector and is capable of supplying up to 1500 watts of AC electricity from the power stored in the vehicle's drive battery.

Mitsubishi has announced an April 27 market date for this adapter. It will be available as a dealer option when purchasing an i-MiEV and will sell for 149,800 yen, including tax (US $1,822)

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Anonymous's picture

MiEV Power Box

This is a wonderful addition for EV households. Imagine this scenario: You have your vehicle charged up at home, but late at night a storm knocks out power to your entire neighborhood. With a 'frig full of perishable goods (and perhaps medications), the local power company repair crews are very busy working elsewhere. The resumption of power is scheduled for within xx hours! Yipes! Now, with this accessory in hand, given your traction pack capacity, knowing the power level this BOX will deliver - your goods would be safe for about at least a full day. Run some simple numbers: 16,000 watt-hours capacity, divided by 1500 watts is nearly 10 hours. A "guess-timate" of typical refrigerator duty cycle being 1 in 3 ) yields well over 24 hours. (Clearly, YMMV - but you would not be allowed to open the 'frig door and stare at the contents for 2 minutes while deciding what to grab... nor have the rest of the house running as normal..) In a few more years, everyone will want one of these, and OEM's will include the hardware as standard equipment.
Anonymous's picture

MiEV Power Box

Is this available in the US? How can I purchase it?