Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV


Mitsubishi announced plans to unveil a new plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander at the forthcoming Paris motor show.

This new model will follow the regular internal combustion version in 2013, adding a new car to the company’s ambitious, global and green new product generation with a series of significant premieres. Neither a mere adaptation of an existing Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) – powered vehicle, nor a dedicated Plug-in Hybrid technology showcase, the New Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV (or “PHEV”) will share its architecture with the soon-to-be-introduced New Outlander’s ICE version.The system is pretty unique in design and procedure though.

The Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV will allow for a long haul range and very low emissions similar to that of the Concept PX-MiEV II show car, i.e. a driving distance of over 800 km and a CO2 target below 50 g/km.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug in Hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander Plug in Hybrid EV

Details of Mitsubishi’s Plug-in Hybrid EV:

Adding to its credentials, the New Outlander PHEV will further distinguish itself:

  • Mitsubishi Motors’ first Plug-in Hybrid car, it will be an EV-based vehicle, relying on MMC’s extensive EV and electronic know-how, supplemented by a petrol engine when needed – a solution more suited to global markets than Diesel.
  • Making the best use of Mitsubishi’s renowned 4-Wheel-Drive expertise, it will also be the first permanent 4WD electric car in series production.

Long haul
The New Outlander PHEV unique drive train combination of front electric motor + rear electric motor + front traction/generator petrol engine will translate into a choice of three driving modes:

  • Pure (Twin Motor 4WD EV)
  • Series (Twin Motor 4WD – EV supported by generator)
  • Parallel (ICE engine supported by Twin Motor 4WD).
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