Mitsubishi multi-mode Outlander will set the pace
After playing catch up to rivals in the EV sector, Mitsubishi will steal a march on them with the Paris motor show unveiling of its new generation Outlander, the first model to be designed from scratch to take a conventional engine or become a plug-in hybrid.
The Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV uses two motors as well as a petrol engine and they can be programmed to work independently or together.
When fitted to the New Outlander, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid system will allow for a long haul range and very low emissions similar to that of the Concept PX-MiEV II show car, so it has a driving distance of 500 miles and a CO2 target below 50 g/km.
Whilst the New Outlander ICE will start its commercial career in Western & Eastern Europe in the winter of 2012, the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV will be retailed in Europe during the course of 2013.
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