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Post by greggy » Sun, 25 Jun 2017, 02:44

its my first post on this forum, Ive always liked tiny cars, the I-miev included, but when I found out I could import a Minicab miev from japan, I went straight ahead. Its on its way from japan in the next week and has to be complied in Brisbane which means freighting it to hobart as I can't see how I could drive it doen 100+ ks per day.
Has anyone had any experience with the minicab miev?


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Post by zzcoopej » Sun, 25 Jun 2017, 19:52

greggy wrote: I found out I could import a Minicab miev from japan, I went straight ahead. Its on its way from japan in the next week and has to be complied in Brisbane


Did you do it yourself or use an agent like www.j-spec.com.au/lineup/Mitsubishi/Minicab/MiEV/id-B91

greggy wrote:Has anyone had any experience with the minicab miev?


Robert from the company "Super Quick Electric" up in Queensland has one. You should be able to contact him via his business or Facebook, otherwise let me know via private message and I can put you in touch with him.

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Post by bmscott » Mon, 26 Jun 2017, 23:00

greggy wrote: Has anyone had any experience with the minicab miev?


No, but I for one would love to hear about yours!

I'm a fan of the wee cars too - tried to get Mercedes to let me import an electric Smart ForTwo awhile back, but they wouldn't even return my calls.

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Post by greggy » Mon, 26 Jun 2017, 23:05

I'll make sure to post a first impression once I get the little squirt, although I say that with some reservation as I sold my Steyr Haflinger to help finance it, and it was 550mm shorter.

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Post by Johny » Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 15:11

You sold your Haflinger!!! Oh well the minicab will be a whole new experience. I remember a Haflinger (from the dealership) came on a Cross Country Jeep Club trip in about 1968. They were a tough little vehicle.
Did you get a 10.5 or 16kw/h minicab?

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Post by greggy » Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 15:19

I bought a 16kwh minicab, I want it to get to my off grid shack and back, but I still have the facility to charge it from the solar. The haffie was great, but my wife can't drive it, it was just too different. Also I don't mix well with people with dirty great 4wds.

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Post by nuggetgalore » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 11:21

greggy wrote:The haffie was great,
Yes it was a great mountain goat (got to know them in the swiss army in the sixties). Sometimes wished to have one prospecting in the Victorian goldfields......dreams of long ago.

Wonder if anybody ever modified one to electric?


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Post by greggy » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 13:47

There was a newspaper article in Canberra about a chap who was doing just that, but he sounded like he was a bit of a dreamer rather than some one who had a fully sorted plan.

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Post by Solarmick » Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 18:15

Hi Greg,
I saw you today in North Hobart, but did not had time to flag you down. Great to see one in Tassie.I ask around and someone from AEVA told me about you.
I was so exited since I am also very interested in the minicab and had contact the Importer from Melbourne Ben.
I would like to catch up with you to get first time Info about this nice little Van.
See you on Thursday at the AEVA Meeting.
Cheers Solar Mick

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Post by madmax2 » Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 12:36

Hi all, also my first post.. Bought a MiniCab a couple of months ago, only now found the time to join etc - love it. No hassles at all, imported through Chris from JustBuses.com.au in Brisbane, great firm, great guy, great vehicle. Bought the van for a local brochure service - so lots of short trips. Saw the same model van in silver (mine is white) up here on Tamborine Mountain used by another company and after a test drive I was hooked. Got it fully signwritten - stands out a mile, I get flagged down all the time
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I also know one more local business who is in the process of purchasing one - so that makes it three in our small touristy area....The only alteration I di was install a plastic curtain between the driver's cab and the loading zone - in view of needing the aircon when it get s hotter, PLUS I replaced the radio - the Japanase one was a joke (does not even deserve the name "radio"!). Just thought I share this with anyone who is interested! Cheers from "MadMax"

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Post by wovenrovings » Fri, 08 Dec 2017, 20:13

Hi everyone,
I have just recently start looking at ev's. The minicab has caught my eye. What I would really like is to see one or even drive one.
What sort of range are people seeing? I gather most are from 2011 or 2012?
Daniel.

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Post by madmax2 » Mon, 08 Jan 2018, 07:58

Hi, Daniel, just went back on to the forum after a couple of months and saw your post - whereabouts are you located? Happy to meet with you for a chat and a test drive if you like - I am using my minicab close to everyday, Gold Coast Hinterland, but had it down at the coast several times already - just need a few more fast chargers down there do really get FULL use out of it. Am 100% happy with my minicab, perfect for what I use it for, made no noticeable difference to my power bill (am still wondering why not??) so in essence it's "free" motoring (we also have solar panels on the roof). There are now 3 of these up here on Tamborine Mountain!!
You are right with the built date - the imported ones are currently all 2011/12 - it apparently has to do with export regulations in Japan - to be classified as a "used" vehicle they need to be at least 5 years old. Also means that the local dealer network does not have to stock spare parts or whatever they need to do when Mitsubishi brings in a new model.
Range varies - right now I use the air con on "full blast" prettu much all the time - so the range goes down by about 15 to 20 kms - I get about 75kms out of the 16kw system in summer and about 100kms in winter when the aircon is not running, I normally don't run the heating, it's not cold enough up here.
Hope this helps, look forward to hearing from you.
Cheers - Detlef

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Post by praxidice » Thu, 24 May 2018, 04:53

There are a few later 2014 - 2017 Minicabs now that U68V compliance has been completed. Just Buses has brought in at least four, three red two-seaters and one white four-seater.

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Post by bazl » Sat, 02 Jun 2018, 11:05

One here with 118000 km, that one must have seen quite a few charge ups!

http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/usedcar ... index.html

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Post by praxidice » Mon, 04 Jun 2018, 11:36

That five year old story has been around a while but it isn't true. My Minicab is a 2017 model that had 15km on the clock and therr were no issues with importing it. As I understand the situation, as long as a vehicle has been registered in Japan even if only for a day, it is officially a 'used' car.

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