To understand the Outlander PHEV’s supremacy, first you need to understand how it works. It uses series parallel hybrid technology, which is not new – such vehicles have been available for some years. What is new is that it is really an electric vehicle at heart. Unlike other hybrids, most of the time motion comes from its twin electric motors, and it is this bias which makes the vehicle so utterly awesome in the real world. In EV mode the PHEV can travel up to 28 miles: ample distance for the average daily commute. EV mode means no petrol, no emissions, and no trade off in terms of power – torque is instant and the top speed 83mph – actually exceeding the UK legal limit!
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Unlike most other vehicles, from the outset this generation of the Mitsubishi Outlanderwas designed to be available with drivetrains for both an internal combustion engineand as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. This means that there is almost no compromise in terms of either weight distribution or space (the vast majority of PHEVs locate the battery in the boot, adversely affecting both). It can transport five people in comfort, or swallow a couple of mountain bikes whole, and take you to all the exciting places in which to use them, courtesy of its all-electric four-wheel drive system backed up by fully electric traction and stability control. And, because it’s been designed to run in electric mode as soon and as often as possible, the financial benefits are both indisputable and exceptional.
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