Here at Transport Evolved, we love getting our hands on the latest plug-in cars to make it to market, from the Tesla Model S all the way through to the Volkswagen e-Up.
This week, we’re excitedly awaiting the arrival of a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, which will join our fleet for a week as a temporary member of the Transport Evolved fleet. Already on sale in Europe, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid SUV to go on sale in Europe, and features a two-litre turbocharged gasoline engine matched with a pair of 60 kilowatt electric motors and 12 kilowatt-hour battery pack. As a consequence, it can operate in all-electric mode for round-town trips or use its range-extending engine for longer-distance trips.
As always, we’ll be putting it through its paces as best we can, with as many different driving scenarios as we can muster from motorway cruising through to driving it down country lanes and through busy city centres.
We’ll be checking out its load carrying capabilities, its tech, and of course its charging capabilities. And as the first plug-in hybrid to go on sale with quick charge capabilities, we’ll even see how quickly it can charge at a DC quick charge station.
But what do you want us to test in the week we have Mitsubishi’s first plug-in hybrid? Perhaps you’d like to know what its all-electric all-wheel drive capabilities are like? Or perhaps you’d like to know about visibility and in-car tech?
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