The Mitsubishi Motor Corporation, commonly referred to simply as Mitsubishi Motors or Mitsubishi, is a leading Japan based automotive manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Tokyo and has been partly owned (34%) by Nissan, and now part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi-Alliance. Historically the company has been owned by the Japanese conglomerate, the Mitsubishi Group.
Mitsubishi commenced selling electric vehicles (EVs) in 2009. Its first EV was the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a compact hatchback city car. The EV has been sold and rebadged in Europe as the Peugeot iOn and the Citroen C-Zero. The automotive company currently offers only the Outlander PHEV model, but has a vision to introduce more electric vehicles.
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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV
The Mitsubishi Outlander was introduced in 2001, initially under the ‘Mitsubishi Airtrek‘ name. The vehicle was based on the Mitsubishi ASX concept vehicle and unveiled at the 2001 North American International Auto Show. The third-generation Outlander was launched in 2013, to include the Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant. The Outlander PHEV has been received well since 2013 and continues to remain a best-selling electric vehicle (EV). PHEVs are perfect for individuals and families:
- Keen to take a step towards lower emission and environment-friendly driving
- Need a vehicle for extensive and regular long-distance travelling
- Have limited access to private or public EV charging stations
- Do a number of short commutes (30 miles and below) on a regular basis
- Keen to save money
It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day. The newest eco-friendly PHEVs on the market will average between 20 to 30 zero-emission electric miles on a fully-charged EV battery. In most plug-in electric cars the EV battery will be below 15 kWh in capacity.
The Mitsubishi plug-in electric SUV has a 13.8 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 28 miles. Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 25 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!
The Mitsubishi plug-in electric SUV is practical and family-friendly, with amply space for short and long commutes. The electric vehicle (EV) is cheap to run on the zero-emission electric mode.
|At A Glance|
|EV Type:||Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)|
|Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):||Not available|
|Engine:||Petrol-Electric (2.4-litre plug-in hybrid)|
|Available In UK:||Yes|
|Trims (8 Options)|
|Reflex Commercial (from £32,477)|
|Reflex Plus Commercial (from £33,510)|
|Verve (from £35,815)|
|Design (from £36,825)|
|Dynamic (from £38,945)|
|Dynamic Safety (from £41,465)|
|Exceed (from £41,705)|
|Exceed Safety (from £44,225)|
|Tried and tested. Sold since 2013||Not as stylish or iconic as other electric SUVs|
|Cheap to drive on electric mode||Interior cabin quality has room for improvement|
|Practical and spacious||Type 1 charging|
|EV Battery & Emissions|
|EV Battery Type:||Lithium-ion|
|EV Battery Capacity:||Available in one battery size (13.8 kWh)|
|Charging:||22 kW DC charging. On board charger: 3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Port:||Type 1|
|EV Cable Type:||Type 1|
|Tailpipe Emissions:||46g (CO2/km)|
|Warranty:||8 years or 100,000 miles|
|EV Battery Capacity:||13.8 kWh|
|Pure Electric Range (WLTP):||28 miles|
|Electric Energy Consumption (m/kWh km):||3.68|
|Fuel Consumption (mpg):||139.7|
|Charging:||22 kW DC charging. On board charger: 3.7kW AC|
|Top Speed:||106 mph|
|0-62 mph:||10.5 seconds|
|Drive:||All-wheel drive (AWD)|
|Electric Motor (kW):||N/A|
|Max Power (PS):||135|
|Kerb Weight (kg):||1,890|
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