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Published on May 30th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Chance to Win a $200 Whole Foods Gift Certificate & More, Courtesy Mitsubishi i

May 30th, 2012 by

The good folks over at Mitsubishi i are sponsoring a cool giveaway for Planetsave readers. You have a chance to win:

Before telling how you can enter to win this prize package, however, let me tell you a few things about the Mitsubishi i that might surprise you….

If you’re not familiar with the Mitsubishi i (or i-MiEV), it’s a new electric vehicle (EV) with a tremendous MPGe rating and a surprisingly affordable price tag. Here are some of its key details and awards:

  • 112 combined MPGe!
  • EPA’s fuel economy leader / most efficient car in production
  • 100% electric
  • ‘The Greenest Vehicle of 2012′, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • net MSRP* after the federal tax credit = $21,625 for the standard ES model (note that state and city EV tax credits may also be available to you, and note that you’d save some serious cash in operation costs driving this vehicle compared to a conventional gasoline-powered vehicle)
  • net MSRP* after the federal tax credit = $23,625 for the SE version

We’ve written about the i-MiEV several times over on sister site CleanTechnica in recent monthsif you want to learn more of the details.

You can also find a Mitsubishi i dealer near you or schedule a test drive today to get an even closer look at the vehicle.

And, of course, you can keep a close eye on the Mitsubishi i Facebook page, its Twitter feed, the Mitsubishi i channel, or CleanTechnica for the latest news on this pioneering EV.

Whole Foods / Mitsubishi i Giveaway

Now, the part you’ve been waiting for: how do you enter the giveaway?

To enter, just do the following two things:

  1. Drop a comment on the post telling us what you think is most awesome about the i-MiEV, or even why you might be buying one!
  2. Share this post via at least one social media network (i.e. on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.)

The giveaway will close at 11:59pm on June 13, and I will randomly pick and announce the winner on June 14.

*Includes federal tax credit of up to $7500. Retail MSRP of ES starts $29,125 and SE starts at $31,125

Full disclosure: Planetsave gets nothing from this post/giveaway other than the opportunity to have one of our readers win the prize package above, and the opportunity to promote perhaps the greenest car on the road.

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About the Author

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • steph
  • Alexandra Roach

    https://twitter.com/agr021890/status/213108314626732034
    tweeted this.

    p.s. I heart whole foods

  • Alexandra Roach

    The 112 MPG is unbelievable. This has to be the BADDEST green machine out there. I’m lovin it.

  • G K

    I like that it’s “most efficient car in production” and “100% electric”. It’s fascinating to see what the world comes up with.

  • http://www.lisagallagher.com Daniel Gallagher

    We just bought an i last week, and I really love it. Quiet, smooth, efficient, fun, and less expensive than any other EV available NOW.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      Awesome! Great to hear!! :D If you happen to want to write up a guest post on the car, would love to have it. :D

  • Michelle Spayde

    I love that it’s GREEN & affordable!

    I also tweeted here – https://twitter.com/chellesyvonne/status/213075570391650304

  • Lisa

    I would have to say the tax credit you get is the best thing for making a eco choice..good incentive. I shared via twitter with the link here: https://twitter.com/SweepstakesBeau/status/213051773512974336

  • Bryan

    It’s a good, inexpensive car, with even better, less expensive fuel!
    How do you know if I shared this or not?

  • Mike G

    I like having the greenest car on the road

  • tatia williams

    i love whole foods
    my daughter is an environmental scientist!
    twwting this

  • Crystal S.

    I tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/zoeybear20/status/212977971349303297
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

  • Crystal S.

    I really love that is electric. It would save me a tremendous amount of money not having to rely on all that gas to get me everywhere!
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

  • Angela Cash
  • Angela Cash

    Google + #11

  • Angela Cash
  • Angela Cash
  • Angela Cash

    It is awesome that it is ‘The Greenest Vehicle of 2012′

  • emka

    i am 100% in love with that cute vehicle which is 100% electric
    it’s just an awesome car that i wouldn’t mind having :)

    shared on FB

  • ROMAN SANTILLLAN

    I love whole foods

  • celia nickel
  • Meredith Jones

    That’s awesome that it’s the greenest vehicle of the year!

  • celia nickel

    I appreciate the size! I love a compact vehicle that’s easy to maneuver and park.

  • http://mywildcrazylife.blogspot.com Allyson Bossie
  • http://mywildcrazylife.blogspot.com Allyson Bossie

    I love that it is 100% electric!

  • LORI WOLFE

    Love the MPGe!!

  • Lynn Raimist

    I would love to buy one for driving to work daily and for running errands. It’s electric and that is so cool and no emissions.

  • Emanuel Levy

    This would be a great way for me to commute to and from work.

  • jeanne conner
  • jeanne conner

    I love that I will be saving so much in fuel costs…

  • mal kaplan

    aware of environmental problems..appreciate companies trying to eleviate them. electrical is certainly one way!!

  • michealgrim

    shared giveaway on fb. name micheal dale grim

  • michealgrim

    shared on twitter!! same name

  • michealgrim

    i like the price for one thing.i like that its a 100% electric!!

  • Tracy R
  • Tracy R

    112 combined MPGe! That’s UNREAL and AMAZING!!!

  • Matthew Johnson

    I love the idea of electric vehicles. I have heard they have 100$ torgue at all speeds and they can really excelerate. Friends who have driven one say they are amazing in the way they handle. If you love the feel of driving, you will love the way an electric vehicle compares to a dirty energy car that is sloppy.

  • Shannon

    ** oops I meant 4 DOOR :-)

  • Shannon

    There is a lot to love about this car! The savings over time would have to be my favorite, but I like that it is 4 day and still pretty spacious at times (so a good option for parents with kids in tow.)

  • Carla Eastman

    This car seems amazing in all aspects, but I really like the looks of it!
    https://twitter.com/qaddict/status/212534313932177409

  • Kat

    I love how green it is!

    Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/krazykabbage/status/212533205998370818

  • Joseph H.

    Have to love the mileage equivalent.

  • James Zampathas

    What’s not to like with 112 combined MPGe and being the EPA’s fuel economy leader and most efficient car in production that is 100% electric you can see why it was chosen as ‘The Greenest Vehicle of 2012′, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The cost is reasonable, and I would consider buying one. I want a solar charging station in my driveway as well.

  • Donna Ouimette

    I like the fact that it’s 100% electric! TY!
    https://twitter.com/donnatony/status/212404642187980801

  • Michael

    It has a tremendous MPGe rating!

  • http://medslp.podbean.com/ Tiffany

    I think the i-MiEV is awesome because it 100% electric and I always buy things that are eco friendly!

  • Stacy
  • Stacy

    I love that it’s the Greenest car of 2012!

  • Daniel Thornton, Jr.

    It looks great

  • Kris

    Looks nice, green.
    The price should be about $15K MSRP for that size…

  • wendy wallach

    I think the mileage, especially with the cost of gas these days, is pretty much the deal breaker for everyone, including yours truly! Thats why I would love to own this car.

    Heres my tweet:
    https://twitter.com/madamerkf/status/212242841781538816

  • Melissa S

    Its good for the environment and saves me money.

  • Sara E

    I love that it’s electric thus planet-responsible!
    Shared on facebook.

  • Andrew E.

    Save money and reduce environmental impact

  • Annemarie Z.

    I love that it is the EPA’s fuel economy leader / most efficient car in production.
    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/annemariez3/status/211936350549716992

  • Carey Cole

    I love that it’s 100% electric!

  • Michelle Macaluso
  • Pam Waring

    I like that I can park it in a shoe box.

  • Teresa Hoyt
  • Teresa Hoyt

    It’s the most cost efficient! Who wouldn’t love that!?

  • Kristen

    I like that it’s 100% electric!

  • Leah Sunshine

    100%emission free anti petroleum :-) seats 4 great price

  • Celeste Kautz

    I’m going to seriously look at the Mitsubishi i for our next car, I didn’t even know Mitsubishi made an electric car and the other car brands with electric cars are a lot more pricey.

  • Deanna G.

    1. I love that it’s 100% electric! :)

    2. Shared on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/210520094361661440

  • Alan S. Lau

    Great price and super gas mileage.

  • Wayne Tanaka

    The MPGe, of course!

  • Sammi

    fuel economy is the thing I’m most interested in – looks cool, too!

  • Jill Bryan

    I love the fact that the car is electric and transport more than two people.
    Shared on facbeook.

  • Rhonda Grisham

    The fact that it’s the most efficient car in production is super impressive!
    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/trrg12/status/209641039600951297

  • Janissa P

    I love that it is fully electric and gets great MPGe

  • Katherine G.

    I love that it is good for the environment and does not rely on gasoline. I shared this on Facebook.

  • Dee
  • Dee

    I love that it relies solely on electric energy. So much better for the environment. I am currently in the market for a car and will definitely be checking this one out!

  • Sara S

    I love that it doesn’t rely on gas! 100% electric is awesome. Shared on FB!

  • Mary Baker

    Please answer directly because I would love to enter this!

  • Mary Baker

    How do I share this to facebook or anywhere else without the widgets to do so?

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      we had a very short-term issue with our sharing plugins, but they are back now. if they were gone though, all you would have to do is copy the url and paste it into a status update on your facebook page. Or do the same on Twitter or Google+.

      • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

        right after my first reply, our plugins were put back on, so i edited that first reply to reflect that (just in case you saw the first comment first). :D

  • Mary Baker

    I like the size of it. It would be easy to load and unload groceries and such. Good price and economical to run. It looks like it would be fun to drive!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/SohailAnwar14 Sohail Anwar

    I like the price, MPG, and value of this vehicle!

    I tweeted this post at:
    https://twitter.com/#!/SohailAnwar14

  • Phil Randall

    green and economical, plus the price

  • http://Facebook Tina Brown

    There is nothing I like more than to see companies helping to save the planet. I’m big into cutting back, conserving and recycling. Americans are so spoiled with big vehicles and using as much gas as they want without ever thinking of the consequences. We have the “do it and think about it later” attitude, as long as I’m happy. It’s that attitude and lifestyle that has gotten us into the mess we are in.

  • Lester
  • Lester

    The price is actually one of the best features – I really thought
    electric cars were much more expensive. the savings on gasoline
    would be great considering gas prices these days

  • Suzanne Lafreniere

    The savings on gas would be awesome.

  • Michael Feczer

    I love the look, plus the fuel economy is amazing!

  • Holly B

    The MPG is amazing, wish I could afford one! I tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/hollymarie076/status/209027192871600128

  • Derly Foerste

    Looks very economic and would love to have to drive to work! Nice design!!!

  • Mike Anderson

    Well Green is very important to conserve the inviroment. The i-MIEV is just the thing to lower the Carbon footprint and save on fuel and other resources. Thanks Mitsubishi for all the hard work done to bring this great car to market!

  • Lindsay

    This car is adorable, and the moneynI could save on gas is incredible! Definitely sharing this!

  • Jen

    Being 100% electric is the MiEV best feature. With gas being so expensive.

  • Carol Diane Cross

    Love it – electric – savings on gasoline!

  • Chris darcy

    very economical

  • RICHARD SKUSE

    MPG is import

  • CJ Gorman

    I like the fact of the MPG but I also like that it can transport more than 2 people

  • Megan M

    i like the price!

  • Carmen Lebron

    Shared on Facebook, tweeted it on Twitter, shared by pinning it on Pinterest, shared vai G+1 as well

  • Carmen Lebron

    Shared on Facebook, shared on twitter, shared by pinning it on Pinterest, shared on G+1

  • Sami S.

    I love the saving on both gas and taxes!

  • Tina Parsons

    Just Wow! The greenest car of 2012! 112 (did I READ that right?) combined mpg! And, AND a very reasonable price tag – this equates to be a responsible citizen of earth all the way around = Awesome!

  • jeunese

    I can’t believe how small the car is but its eco friendly. I love it!!

  • kaaren a

    MPG is absolutely super

  • JRG

    I could park that thing anywhere!

  • Douglas Houston

    I like that it’s 100% electric and I like the 4 door styling
    Shared on Twitter https://twitter.com/ddx155/status/208869430703300608

  • Kathryn Mackey

    This is cool. I shared on Facebook and on Twitter I am following.

  • Allyson

    THe fuel efficiency would be the most cool feature for us! My husband commutes to a military base out of town each day and we are looking to find ways to save money on gas. I also shared via Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter! Thanks!

  • Kyra Gorski

    Fuel saving and a very fun, unique design…..

  • Jane Pray

    112 MPGe sounds awesome to me!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/JPLikesStuff Jason Pemberton

    I love how it’s helping usher in a greener age! The 100% electric aspect is amazing.

  • Erica Best
  • Erica Best

    MPG is import as much as gas cost and i would love it for the reason

  • tracey byram

    The best feature is the great savings on gasoline.

  • kate g.

    best feature has to be that whopping MPG!

  • http://capitalistdesi.com CapitalistDesi

    Wait .. is this already available? I haven’t seen any in California .. This would give the Prius a run for its money!
    https://twitter.com/#!/CapitalistDesi

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      Available this month. :D

  • http://capitalistdesi.com CapitalistDesi

    I actually didn’t know about this car. Mitsubishi has been quiet lately .. though their cars are pretty decent. When is this available in the US?

    https://twitter.com/#!/CapitalistDesi

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      This month. :D

  • Melissa T.

    The gas savings is pretty cool! I shared on Twitter.

  • Wanda McHenry

    I think that the 112 combined MPGe is awesome!

  • jaybird76905 young

    thank you

  • Allicia

    That’s awesome that it is totally electric!

  • Erin Rok

    Shared on Twitter here’s the link https://twitter.com/ErinRok/status/208374450276671488

  • Erin Rok

    The most awesome thing has to be that it has a $7500 tax credit, on top of all the money you would be saving on gas, that its a pretty amazing deal!

  • Victor Caranante

    Mitsu is Back!

  • steph

    the cost savings are the biggest attractor to me!! i tweeted: https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/208340686657953792

  • Whitney
  • http://sweepsadvanatage John D

    Newness of the new! I like it. I like it alot!

  • nataly carbonell

    That it helps the environment and the price seems good!
    I shared on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/um_lil_cutie/status/208279477631983616

  • Debra Sluis

    112 mpg???? Wow. I do a lot of little short trips- and I’m spending more and more money on gas lately. This little car would be awesome!!!!!!

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      Totally :D

  • Whitney

    The price seems really great for an electric car – my friend from
    college has an electric car and I believe he paid much more than that for it – That federal tax credit is good.

    imagine the money you could save on gas!

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      Yeah, this EV is sort of revolutionary for its low cost. Add in the gas savings and I’m not sure if it could be beat.

  • michelle fuller

    I like that the i-MIEV runs up to 112mpg! That’s an improvement over the hybrid I was considering.

  • susan tran

    i love this car for short trips to portland, without spending alot on gas.

  • JODI HARRINGTON

    Wow, 112 MPG! I thought my Saturn getting 33 MPG was good. I love my Saturn but I would rather have something that goes 112 MPG! I’m flabbergasted…

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      :D

  • Kathy Tillman
  • Kathy Tillman

    It’s cute, it’s electric and has a tremendous MPGe rating and a surprisingly affordable price tag. What more could you want?

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      Those are my thoughts :D

  • ronald marsh

    I am imoressed by the miles per gallon and the electric aspect.

  • pat sims

    cute, affordable and great savings to get around town in!

  • Shannon Schulte
  • Shannon Schulte

    I love how it’s electric and eco-friendly! My husband drives over 45 minutes each way to and from work! The i-MiEV would be the perfect car for him!

  • http://szi.li/botanica/ Patrick S

    Mitsubishi Innovation -in two words. I spread the news at Pintrest, FB, and Twitter!

    • http://zacharyshahan.com Zachary Shahan

      Thanks! And like the new meaning of Mitsubishi i! Think they should use that one. :D

  • christa wagner

    Shared on FB!

  • christa wagner

    I think the savings in gas is what would interest me most!

  • Monica Young

    I hear it’s a great car that gets great gas mileage! I want one!

  • http://facebook.com/deftonesgirly69 Christina
  • http://facebook.com/deftonesgirly69 Christina

    I think that it is EPA’s fuel economy leader / most efficient car in production is really awesome!! This definitely seems like the best car out there!

  • Debbie B
  • Debbie B

    i think its quite awesome that it’s ‘The Greenest Vehicle of 2012′
    and just imagine how much money you’d save on gas!

  • Andy Hollums

    I love the fuel economy. 112 combined MPGe sounds awesome! I’m going to have to find out more about this car.

    • http://www.theskepticalsweeper.blogspot.com Candy Olivares

      I love that it’s electric!!! It’s the way of the future!!

      I shared via Pintrest! Like you on Facebook & Follow you on Twitter!

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