Green Car Reports has put together a little comparison between the 2015 Chevrolet Volt and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The i-MiEV is a purely electric vehicle, while the Volt works with a battery pack and gasoline engine, as your probably already know.
Both cars were used in the real world for extended periods of time to derive valid livability remarks. The Chevrolet Volt earned brownie points for its overall greater livability. Drivers are able to run the Volt’s heat and air conditioning without fear of puttering out before arriving at your next charging station. The i-MiEV forced GCR to shut the heat off during trips to ensure enough charge.
The biggest benefit is an obvious one: gasoline power and electric efficiency. The Volt was able to meander its way through New Hampshire on its full electric charge, and run out of petrol. But the Volt’s built-in regenerative braking on a downward patch gave the battery just enough juice until a charging station was located.
GCR outlines a few minor downfalls, but overall, they say the Chevrolet Volt is the best bet to bridge the gap between traditional gas power, and the electric innovation moving the industry forward.