Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle systems offer excellent performance and efficiency, and you can find them readily available in the Mitsubishi lineup, such as in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.
How PHEV Technology Works.
Mitsubishi’s PHEV technology features a twin-electric motor system paired with a lithium-ion drive battery pack. When driving at medium to low speeds, the PHEV system remains in EV Mode. Drivers can quickly switch to EV Mode with the push of a button.
When the battery gets low, the PHEV system switches to Series Hybrid Mode. In this mode, the gas engine provides extra power for the electric motor. At high speeds, the powertrain shifts into Parallel Hybrid Mode. While in this mode, the gasoline engine provides more power than the electric motors and operates at higher RPM.
2018 Mitsubishi models equipped with a PHEV powertrain feature a DC Quick Charging system that achieves 0-80% capacity in as little as 25 minutes. The PHEV system sustains prolonged charges on the road through Regenerative Braking.
Why Buy a PHEV.
Choosing a PHEV for your next vehicle offers significant advantages over a conventional hybrid car. A PHEV system offers a longer range than a standard hybrid or electric vehicle. Drivers can squeeze every mile out of the EV Mode, then keep moving while in Series and Parallel Hybrid Modes.
Modern PHEV systems offer more performance and refinement compared to standard hybrid powertrains. Smoother shifting creates a more comfortable ride and maximizes efficiency.
You can find new, eco-efficient technology like PHEV powertrains in the vehicles available here at Bell Mitsubishi.