Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: a revolutionary self-charging, plug-in hybrid electric SUV with a zero-emissions badge

The Outlander PHEV was the first plug-in hybrid in the world. Its electric motors on both the front and rear axles and an efficiently powerful petrol engine work in harmony to optimise performance. Its game-changing technology turns the Outlander PHEV into a highly efficient and silent vehicle that offers the best in electric and hybrid technologies, making it the plug-in hybrid par excellence, with significant advantages over other models in the same segment from its competitors, as well as over pure electric models.

The innovative plug-in hybrid technology of the Outlander PHEV prioritises the electric mode, allowing day-to-day journeys to be undertaken with almost no petrol consumption.

Compared to pure electric models, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV triumphs due to its great range: 54 km in 100% electric mode. This is due to its large capacity battery (13.8 kWh) and up to 600 km in combined autonomy thanks to its efficient 2.4-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine.

And all this with the zero-emissions badge. As the Outlander PHEV uses the electric engine more frequently, it is much more environmentally-friendly, with very low CO2 emissions of just 40 g/km (NEDC) and 46 g/km (WLTP).

For urban and short trips, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV drives in 100% electric mode. The electric motors power the vehicle using electricity from the battery, meaning zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions. Driving is silent, clean and powerful. It has a top speed of 135 km/h. Here the advantage over other hybrids is the size of its battery, which allows it to use 100% electric mode for most everyday journeys.

The hybrid mode provides the Outlander with an increased autonomy, but with a far more satisfactory operation compared to conventional hybrids, thanks to its larger batteries and enhanced capacity of its twin electric motors: permanent 4WD electric traction plus safety, a smooth ride, response and less noise…; with a consumption in hybrid mode similar to that of any conventional hybrid with an equivalent capacity.

When the power accumulated in the batteries is consumed or where there is no plug-in option available, the Outlander PHEV works as any other hybrid… but it’s even better. It is self-charging, in other words, it is able to charge up its batteries with its 2.4-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine. It also self-charges by means of regenerative braking that converts the braking force into electrical power which charges the batteries.

Easy charging and a free charging point

Charging the battery of the Outlander PHEV is as easy as charging a mobile phone as it plugs into a conventional socket in the garage, in a private car park at home or at work, or using a charging point. With a quick charger, it only takes 25 minutes to achieve 80% of battery capacity. Its charging options give it additional advantages over non-plug-in conventional hybrids.

The Mitsubishi commitment to the new mobility has translated into an agreement with Endesa which, with no need to change utility company, enables the installation of a charging point free of charge, whether for a private house, a residents’ association or at the office. The installation of the charging point includes: a Wallbox Pulsar 16/32 A unit, with a mobile app to set up the charges, the physical installation and labour, up to 10 metres of cable and the CIE, Electrical Installation Certificate.

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