Mitsubishi's new electric L100 Minicab EV has been launched in Indonesia.

Mitsubishi has just introduced the L100 Minicab EV, an all-electric commercial vehicle, at the Indonesia International Auto Show. The recent launch in Indonesia is getting attention because it's the first time this vehicle, known in Japan as the Minicab MiEV, is being made outside Japan. Now, are we going to expect its arrival in the Philippines, and how would it do against vehicles like the Lite-Ace?


This vehicle runs on an electric motor that powers the rear wheels and offers 42 PS and 195 Nm of torque. The battery is 20.1 kWh, which can last up to 180 km on a single charge, and the top speed is 100 km/h. Charging can be done in two ways: a full charge takes about 7.5 hours with a regular AC charger, or you can get up to 80% in just 42 minutes with a faster DC charger.


Size-wise, the L100 EV is compact, yet don't get fooled as this vehicle is actually quite spacious, measuring 3395mm in length and offering a considerable cargo area with a capacity of 425 kg, making it convenient for small and medium businesses. Despite its focus on being useful, Mitsubishi hasn't overlooked comfort and safety, giving the vehicle manual air conditioning, an optional touchscreen system, anti-lock brakes, and airbags.

Now, when you compare it to the Lite-Ace, which is a favorite in the Philippine market, there are some clear differences. The Lite-Ace usually uses gasoline or diesel, which means different power and torque compared to the L100's electric motor. The Lite-Ace's long-standing reputation in the market means it's a trusted choice for many Filipinos.

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The main difference between the two is the power source - the L100 is electric, and the Toyota Lite-Ace runs on fuel, which affects how far they can go before needing a recharge or refill. Aside from this, the way the electric setup in the L100 impacts its load capacity might be different from what the Lite-Ace offers. 

Another thing to consider is how ready the Philippines is for electric vehicles, which might influence how well the L100 EV will be accepted compared to the Philippines' tried and true Lite-Ace.

Well, whether it will be as successful as the Lite-Ace will depend on how it performs, how much range it offers, and how well it fits into the existing setup for electric vehicles in the country. For now, feel free to check out Mitsubishi's current lineup and get a quote for the car you want to buy.

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