When we bought the i-MiEV, one of the questions that constantly popped up in conversations was: ‘well, I’m sure it’ll do alright in the summer. What about winter?’
Can the i-MiEV handle snow and ice and all the surprises a cold Canadian winter can throw at us?
Yes. We’ve popped on the winter tires and are still cruising around the Okanagan. (We should note that we don’t recommend attempting winter driving without winter tires.)
“Winter driving here is a real pleasure,” says ROKO owner Harald Kober.
“Driving in the snow has turned out to be very secure. The vehicle handles well and there is no indication of the vehicle floating or drifting in the snow.”
The car hugs the road without the feeling of wanting to spin out, a pleasant change from ROKO’s Toyota hybrids, which often feel like they want to slide around more.
One evening vehicles were having trouble coming up Upland Drive and surprisingly the i-MiEV navigated it without any issues. That boosts our confidence in the i-MiEV!