Thanks to an extended stay at the Green Car Guide stables, we’ve been able to get beneath the skin of Mitsubishi’s groundbreaking plug-in hybrid, putting it through the mill both on and off road. So far it’s taken everything in its stride, so as our time with the Outlander came to an end it was time to swap keys and see if consensus or trench warfare broke out.
It’s a very, very bad day. We’ve been living with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) for the last six months and today the man from Mitsubishi came and took it away. It’s left a big hole in our lives.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV promises economy of 156.9mpg and a very low 7% Benefit in Kind tax rating for company car drivers – so can it save you money?
Will there be a significant growth of green cars? Today consumers can choose between cars with petrol, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric powertrains. However the vast majority of new cars still have either a petrol or a diesel engine, with ‘alternatively-fuelled’ cars representing a very small percentage of sales; will this situation continue, or will the focus turn to the growth of green cars? To answer this question we need to look at some background issues.
Nissan, manufacturer of the all-electric LEAF, made two EV batteries related announcements at an event in London that will see lithium-ion batteries built for its electric vehicles employed as domestic energy storage systems.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) – a two-tonne 4×4 with a two-litre petrol engine – has an official economy figure of 156.9mpg – how is this calculated and can you expect to achieve this in real-life?
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) needs to be charged to make it a viable car choice – so how easy is it to do this?
The Niche Vehicle Network Symposium 2016 showed that smaller automotive manufacturers and suppliers can deliver innovative research and development projects with impressive results in short timescales and with comparatively small budgets.
100% useful: That’s the summary of what the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) has been like to live with on a day-to-day basis.
Can the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) really combine an official economy figure of 156.9mpg with genuine off-road ability?