27 Jul '11, 1pm

2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Car: X-Ray Cutaway Shows Layout

Here's a view of a car you've probably not seen before, though it may be familiar to you if you've ever been in the hospital. The image above shows the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle after an X-ray scan, allowing you to see many of the vehicle's key components. X-rays pass cleanly through fabrics, plastics and thin sheets of metal such as the vehicle's roof, allowing you to see the denser objects below. You can't fail to notice the i's major electrical components. The big blue rectangle sitting in the center of the vehicle between the chassis rails is the Lithium-ion battery pack. It's mounted low in the car beneath the passenger compartment, which not only saves space but makes the center of gravity lower for improved handling over the gasoline version available in some markets. It weighs just over 440 pounds including frame fixings and contains 88 lithium-ion cells i...

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