The Cenex LCV 2016 event, taking place from 14th to 15th September at Millbrook Proving Ground, is the must-attend conference (and exhibition and ride & drive) for all companies and organisations operating – or wanting to operate – in the low carbon vehicle sector. A preview day provided a taster of what you can expect at the event.
The winning vehicle at the 2016 Shell Eco-marathon held in London’s Olympic Park from 30 June to 3 July achieved 7,362mpg (2,606.4km/litre). As if that wasn’t enough of an achievement, this year’s event even included a race between the eco cars.
The LowCVP Conference 2016 looked at a range of issues including a new APC report on the UK’s low carbon automotive capabilities, as well as potential changes for the UK’s low carbon automotive industry after Brexit. At a time when the country was dominated by uncertainty following the EU Referendum, reassurance was provided by a number of speakers including Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP.
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?