You're missing the point. If you are on short commutes you’ll use zero, on longer jaunts it’ll be much higher as you use the petrol engine to drive the vehicle and charge the battery. All times AEDT (GMT +11). My Prius Prime is rated for 25 miles on electric. Only 12KWh of battery. It's not completely electric and you will still have to stop at the petrol station, but it's a step in the right direction at this end of the market. The Outlander PHEV automatically chooses from one of three main driving modes: EV mode (self-explanatory), Series Hybrid mode (the gas engine powers the electric motors for additional thrust while charging the battery), and Parallel Hybrid mode (the engine directly powers the wheels along with the electric motors for maximum performance). We touted the gasoline model Outlander’s excellent AWD capabilities and mirror that praise with this plug-in model. Mitsubishi have just announced their withdrawal from the European market... Over 280,000 people receive our email newsletter. The 2019 Outlander PHEV—at least in Europe—subs in a 2.4-liter inline-four and a larger 13.8-kWh battery, and it offers new Sport and Snow modes for the all-wheel-drive system. How To, off-road tips and adventure travel destinations, Not just utes. The Toyota Prius Plug-in is too expensive by half. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Rear passengers have their own air vents and two USB charging points. © 2020 Carsguide Autotrader Media Solutions Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The 13.8kWh battery enables an emissions-free driving range around 54km. The new Mitsubishi PHEV welcomes a new trim level - and new suspension - for 2021. It’s cheap, it’s got a huge warranty, and it has all of the basics needed for a growing family to, well, grow. Research the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with our expert reviews and ratings. And yet, the system’s instantaneous response makes it more pleasant to drive than the numbers might suggest—it doesn’t suffer the delayed responses of many plug-in hybrids that employ more complex mechanical torque-split arrangements. That starts with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine tuned specifically for efficiency (think Atkinson cycle). It sells well in NZ because Mitsubishi slashed the price when new BEV and plug on hybrids arrived. Turn in sharply and, just as with other Outlander models, the PHEV lists ominously. warranty. The current-generation Mitsubishi Outlander was introduced in 2014 and a plug-in hybrid model (PHEV) arrived shortly thereafter. EV range: 22 miles, Hummer Is Back with a 1000-HP Electric Pickup, Hummer EV Starts at $112K, Cheaper Models to Come, GMC's 2022 Hummer EV's Competitors Are Few, Once Notorious, the Hummer Brand Aims for Glory, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. This updated SUV bridges the gap between electric and petrol cars – giving drivers the best of both worlds. The infotainment also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Bluetooth. We live in London with no off street parking and can't charge every night if we can't park close enough to run the cable protector across the pavement so we need the petrol engine. Not just utes. Read on over the next few pages to find out. The Prius should be 90% battery/10% gas backup by now, but they haven't changed to the proper paradigm yet. On dry pavement, even in the tightest hairpins, the motor can’t quite muster enough might to aid rotation. It feels bloody big, the Outlander PHEV, and like it could easily carry seven seats. The driver can also take additional control of how the Outlander PHEV operates. is part of Haymarket Automotive, a division of Haymarket Media Group © Haymarket Media Group 2019. Stops from 70 mph took a reasonable 178 feet, although any abrupt braking is accompanied by dramatic nosedive. As a result, we took plenty of cross-city trips where the average fuel use read-out remained at 0.0, which was surprisingly satisfying, a feeling made more so by the easy, breezy - and near-silent - way the PHEV went about its pure-electric business. It was great in 2012 when it came out with pretty much the same specs. Suffice it to say: your results may vary. 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The only disconcerting thing is that once you’ve depleted the battery’s charge, the engine cycles on and off seemingly at random, with revs rising and falling in a disconnected fashion as the system makes predictions about whether you’ll need more electric power. Press the EV Priority button on the center console and the Outlander PHEV will run solely as an electric vehicle—unless you exceed 75 mph, run the defroster, or (nearly) floor the accelerator, that is. Controls and instrument readouts are also plug-in specific, with highlights to battery power availability, usage, range estimations, and so forth. With no good way to measure that in the real-world, however, we stuck with standard MPG returns over a week’s worth of daily driving and nightly plugins.