What is a PHEV?
A PHEV, or a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle to give it its full name, is generally regarded as a ‘best of both worlds’ solution between a conventional hybrid car and a fully electric car because it still has a conventional engine, plus an additional electric motor. Mostly a PHEV needs to be plugged into an electric power source to recharge its batteries while some types of PHEV, the Outlander included, can also be charged by driving using kinetic energy from braking and surplus power from the conventional engine, a technology first developed by F1 racing teams!
Hybrid Cars Pros and Cons
The main advantage of hybrid cars is that they use less fossil fuel and emit less harmful CO2 than conventional petrol of diesel-powered cars and because of this, hybrid owners enjoy benefits including lower road tax, company car tax and also avoid some inner-city congestion charges. One of the world’s most popular hybrid cars is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV which not only reduces your impact on the environment, but also provides an incredible, responsive driving experience, perfect for families and businesses alike.
What is the Range of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?
The range of the Outlander PHEV is over 400 miles on a tank of petrol, with its new fuel-efficient 2.4 litre petrol engine and its electric motor combined. The revolutionary Outlander PHEV can now take you further than any other electric vehicle available today! In electric only mode the large capacity battery will take you up to 28 miles (WLTP). When you add the petrol engine to the calculations you’ve got a combined range of over 400 miles. Furthermore, the Outlander’s ability to capture kinetic energy through regenerative braking provides all the benefits of electric driving, without the worries of your battery running out of power.
How do you recharge the Outlander PHEV?
Recharging the Outlander PHEV is just as simple as recharging your mobile phone. You can use any domestic mains power socket or install a dedicated charger at home or at the office, as well using one of the growing numbers of public charge points. There are now over 6,000 charging locations across the UK and it takes as little as 25 minutes to recharge your PHEV up to 80% capacity using a dedicated quick charger.
How Much Does It Cost to Run the Outlander PHEV?
Capable of 28 miles in electric only (EV) mode, your running costs will be considerably lower with the Outlander PHEV, plus company car tax (BIK) will be also be lower and you won't pay any congestion charges. A full electric charge will cost about £1.00 and it will take you 28 miles, that’s less than 4p a mile! What’s more if your daily commute round trip is about 28 miles you will find yourself hardly having to use the petrol engine at all!
Good news for London drivers
The Outlander PHEV is exempt from the London Congestion Charge and the Ultra-low Emissions Zone, but you first need to register your vehicle and it could be subject to an administrative fee.
Save thousands in Company Car Tax
Every company car has a Benefit in Kind (BIK) percentage band. This is based on CO2 emissions, and a P11D value. The Outlander PHEV's low CO2 emissions put the SUV in the lowest BIK band, with just 16% (Tax Year 2019/20).
Take a 24 Hour Test Drive
If you would like to find out for yourself just how good the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is simply Contact Europa Mitsubishi and book a 24 Hour test drive, you won't be disappointed!