Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV Shown

October 2, 2012 / No Comments

Mitsubishi’s Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV, the world’s first production PHEV utility vehicle, has been unveiled at this week’s Paris Motor Show.

car Mitsubishi Outlander Plug in Hybrid EV Shown

The car is powered by the Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain developed by Mitsubishi. It offers the environmental performance of an EV, the cruising range of a conventional internal combustion and delivers outstanding performance.

It utilizes various technologies like the EV technologies used in MMC’s i-MiEV and the most recent ICE environmental technologies including MMC’s MIVECx2 variable valve timing system. The battery can either be charged at home or at a charging station.

The electric power provides the amazing performance, much higher than the power gathered from a conventional engine.

The high-capacity 12 kWh lithium-ion drive battery gives the vehicle a range of over 55 km.

The Outlander alone offers a blend of front electric motor, rear electric motor and a front-mounted engine. Emissions below 50g/km are targeted.

MMC is expected to launch the car in Japan market early in 2013. Apart from the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV, 11 vehicles from MMC are on display at the Paris Motor Show.