MITSUBISHI’S hugely successful Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV has picked up yet another trophy after the company was voted the best plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufacturer at the recent Green Fleet Awards.
The awards recognises the manufacturer of either a commercial or consumer plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that demonstrates the best performance and best suitability for purpose in its class. Short-listed alongside the Mitsubishi Outlander was the Toyota Prius and the Volvo V60.
Clive Messenger, head of corporate sales at Mitsubishi UK said:
“We are absolutely delighted that we have won PHEV Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards. The Outlander is an exciting new vehicle, at the forefront of a new era in fleet and company car use.”
The car is a full-sized family 4×4 SUV that uses both electric and petrol power.
However, it boasts an impressive range in zero-emission mode, being capable of doing more than 32 miles on a charge – more than the average commute. That means if an owner only uses it for shorter trips and tops up the battery overnight at home, in theory, it should be able to run almost without petrol.
Such an impressive electric range gives the vehicle phenomenal environmental credentials. It emits just 44g/km of CO2 and the official combined fuel consumption figure is 148mpg.
Source: Stoke Sentinel