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Outlander Plug-in

As more sales of the Outlander PHEV continue in Japan, more and more info is being posted online. The more details that are posted, the more excited I get about being able to buy a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV when it comes to North America!

The Outlander plug-in powertrain consists of a 117 bhp gasoline engine that has a 2.0 liter displacement. There are also 2 60kW electric motors, and a 70 kW electric generator.

The gasoline engine powers the front wheels of the Outlander PHEV, and the 2 electric motors power the front and rear wheels for permanent 4 wheel drive traction.

Using a 110V outlet, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in can be charged in around 4 hours. Using a fast charge option, the battery reaches 80% in about 30 minutes of charging.

The regenerative braking feature helps to recapture energy when slowing the vehicle down, and the amount/strength of regen can be adjusted using steering wheel mounted paddles.

The Outlander PHEV emits 44g/km of CO2, and the average economy is rated at 149 MPG on the Japanese test cycle, and it can travel up to 32 miles on pure electric power from the lithium-ion battery pack.

According to one UK article, the Outlander PHEV might qualify for a £5000 grant from the government.