The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in the UK has confirmed the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is eligible for the Government’s Plug in Car Grant totalling £5,000.
In order to qualify, the Outlander PHEV has met a wide range of safety, emissions and performance standards set by OLEV.
For OLEV to award the Outlander PHEV the Plug in Car Grant, categorizing it as a ‘ultra-low emission car’ is particularly impressive considering that it is a permanent 4×4 Sports Utility Vehicle.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV qualifies for the Plug in Car Grant, whilst most other hybrids in the market do not, due to Mitsubishi’s significantly advanced hybrid system. Unlike traditional hybrids, the Outlander PHEV can be driven over a sizable distance, at speeds over 70mph, using just its electric motors. In fact, the car can travel over the UK average person’s daily commute – 32.3 miles, in the PHEV’s case, without using any fuel at all.
The combination of the Outlander’s powerful electric motors and petrol engine give it a silky smooth, quiet and refined ride. It only emits 44g/km CO2 (based on EU drive cycle figures), meaning a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) of £0 and only 5% BIK for company car drivers.
As a reminder, essential EU market performance figures for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV include:
– Maximum driving range : 825 km (514 miles)
– Range in Pure EV Mode : 52 km (32.3 miles)
– Fuel consumption : 1.9 l/100 km (148.7 mpg UK or 123.8 mpg US)
– CO2 emissions : 44 g/km
– Maximum speed : 170 km/h (105.6 mph) (where legal)
– Charging: 5 hours – normal charging (230V / 10A), 30 minutes – quick charging / up to 80% (CHAdeMO standard)
– Max. cargo volume: 463 l (VDA method – w/rear passengers)
– Towing capacity: 1,500 kg (w/brakes)
– Curb weight: 1810 kg