Aug 20, 2014 NEWSwire
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PHOTO CAPTION: Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle has EV range estimated at 32.5 miles

Mitsubishi's Plug-In Hybrid Outlander Shows Promise

Paul Keown spends a week with Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV electric hybrid but finds its long recharge time, presumably at 220V, and consequent range of around 23 km not sufficient for his needs.

Published: 20-Aug-2014

Is there any point to electric vehicles? Are they a real alternative to diesel or petrol cars? Can you really replace the trusty family car with a plug-in machine? That’s the problem – there are still too many questions about electric cars.

A brief run in the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (plug-in electric hybrid vehicle) at the Irish launch recently left me impressed with a hybrid SUV that promised cheaper running costs than petrol or diesel models.

My problem with electric cars, and many share my fear, is that range anxiety sets in, you worry over having enough charge to get you home. What if you needed a little detour, and you find yourself stuck on the side of the road?


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 Mitsubishi has a back order of 18,000 Outlander plug-in electric hybrids.

Company plans to produce 2,000 of its plug-in electric hybrid SUV a month, with a backlog of some 18,000 orders worldwide.

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