Nissan Motor's announcement yesterday of the price of its upcoming Leaf EV sparked something of a war, prompting Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) to cut the sticker of its considerably smaller hatchback i-MiEV by JPY619,000 (US$6,678; EUR4,963) to JPY3.98m ($42,935; EUR31,913), still above the JPY3.76m ($40,562; EUR30,148) starting price for the Nissan.