Don’t you think that it is funny seeing so many people driving large SUVs whilst they still proclaim to be saving the planet? Sure, they do their recycling and have solar panels on the roof of their house, but with big cars being the current trend it undoes a fair amount of their ecological work. Whilst Lexus were one of the first to offer a hybrid SUV, the car was very premium and hardly competed with mainstream rivals. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid that costs exactly the same as its diesel counterpart.
Powered by an electric motor which is supplemented by a 2.0 litre petrol engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can run on all-electric mode for 32.5 miles. Other modes include “charge” where the petrol motor acts as a generator to charge the battery, and “save” where the combustion engine takes over whilst the battery is saved for city driving. Emitting just 44g/km of CO2 this SUV is road tax exempt and completely free from the London congestion charge. A large boot and seating for five adults makes it an ideal family car. Charging the battery from a fast-charge point takes 40 minutes, ideal if there is a charging station at your local shops. Also if your commute is short you could run this car entirely on battery power saving on fuel costs.
Starting at £28,249 it might just be the car that persuades many potential customers to go hybrid. Check out the video review below for more on the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Full written review HERE.