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.
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.