Confirmed: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

Release Date: January 2014
Battery Pack Size: 12 kWh
Electric Range: 37.4 miles (on Japan's test cycle)
MPGe: 157.6 MPGe (on Japan's test cycle)
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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

There has been much speculation about the Mitsubishi PX-Miev and what it would bring us, and now we know. At the Geneva Auto Show, Mitsubishi has confirmed that a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be available later this year.

The Mitsubishi Outlander P-HEV will use some of the technology in the existing Mitsubishi iMiev, as well as some from the previous PX-Miev concept vehicles.

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid will allow the driver to select between all electric and hybrid mode so that the driver can choose where to drive in pure electric mode.

The Outlander P-HEV uses 2 electric motors, one to drive the front axle and one to drive the rear axle and will have all wheel drive. There will be 2 hybrid modes – series mode will operate the electric motors with electric power from the battery pack and from the gasoline engine, and parallel mode which will use the electric motor and gasoline motor to power the Outlander P-HEV for maximum power.

Mitsubishi estimates that the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid will have an all electric range of 30 miles. The Outlander has the ability to recharge the battery pack while driving under the gasoline engine’s power, so after a long drive you would be able to do another 30 miles on all electric power.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid will be available before the end of Mitsubishi’s fiscal year 2012, which probably means sometime before March 2013.

5 Comments on "Confirmed: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid"

  1. is anyone looking forward to the new Outlander PHEV plug in Hybrid?

  2. Anyone know what the instyle color options will be in the upcoming Outlander PHEV plug in?

  3. Does anyone know how the Outlander PHEV plug in will do in the cold weather?

  4. Trying to get safety specs on the Outlander PHEV plugin anyone know?

  5. How will the Outlander plug in technology fair with those who live in the moutainous regions?

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