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Could You Make The Switch To A PHEV?
With the ongoing effects of global warming and fuel prices on the rise, we are now seeing a more conscious consumer. Could you make the switch to a Hybrid Electric Vehicle?
What is the Outlander PHEV?
The Outlander PHEV is a technologically advanced vehicle, using either electric motor(s) or an internal combustion engine (ICE) to power its wheels. The ICE also provides additional power to the electric motor when additional acceleration is required, for example, when tackling steep hills.
How do I charge my PHEV?
The electric motors on the Outlander PHEV can be charged by plugging the vehicle into mains electricity. When fully charged, the Outlander PHEV can travel up to 54 km in pure Electric mode. You will not have to be concerned about how much charge is left in the battery because once the battery power has been used, the ICE takes over.
What makes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle different from other Electric vehicles in the market?
A pure Electric Vehicle (EV) have driving range limitations and require fast charge infrastructure to achieve longer driving distances. EV vehicles source all their energy from externally generated electricity.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) have been in the market place for around 12 years and combine a conventional internal combustion engine with an electric motor to provide motive power. Essentially, the electricity for the EV motor is provided by an internal combustion engine.
The Plug-in or ‘PHEV’ takes this one step further and allows for electricity from the grid to be stored in the drive battery whilst also allowing for the batteries to be charged by the vehicles internal combustion engine to achieve greater driving range.
Do I have to compromise performance in the PHEV?
Many people are surprised to hear that because of its combined power outputs from the Electric Motor and the Internal Combustion Engine, the PHEV is faster than its Diesel 2.2L Auto counterpart. Furthermore, the combination of the twin-motor AWD system and Mitsubishis existing technology, means that the PHEV’s 4WD ability is not compromised which allows for an enhanced off-road performance.
Can I tow with the Outlander PHEV?
The PHEV has a braked towing capacity of 1,500kg at a maximum of 12% gradient. Its unbraked towing capacity is 750kg, while the maximum towball download is 150kg.