Driving green always sounds like a great idea, but in reality the technology is usually available on pretty pricey models. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV looks to change all that and make plug-in hybrid crossovers available to buyers on a budget across the U.S. Besides its plug-in electric hybrid technology, the vehicle also comes with many amenities and features modern families are looking for in their vehicles. But what’s all the hype about?
PHEVs are in a class of their own when it comes to the “green car segment.” Ultimately, while standard hybrid models run on a combination of both an electric motor and a traditional gasoline engines, PHEVs use a similar system but rely more on the electric motor. Their plug-in charging system allows them to use the electric motor for much longer distances without ever burning fuel, only switching over when the charge runs low.
Because of the way PHEVs work, they come with a number of benefits, such as a longer range (thus eliminating the usual EV range anxiety), better instant torque, the ability to rely on either just EV mode for 100% fuel savings on shorter commutes or both the electric motor and the gasoline engine for longer ones, and even federal incentives for buying a more environmentally-friendly vehicle.
The Outlander’s PHEV model comes with all of the aforementioned perks as well as all the functionality and practicality of a modern SUV. It has plenty of space for the whole family to stretch their legs, as well as the available option of Mitsubishi’s All-Wheel Control. It’s also the first-ever PHEV in the world with DC Fast Charging, so the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can be ready to go in less than a half hour.
Contact us at Hampton Mitsubishi to learn more about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and start driving green with your family.