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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The Perfect Solution Towards Sustainable Mobility

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The Perfect Solution Towards Sustainable Mobility

According to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) flagship State of the Global Climate report, the global average temperature in 2020 was about 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial level.


That figure is 'dangerously close' to the 1.5-degree Celsius limit advocated by scientists to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Since 2015, the following six years have been the warmest on record, and the decade beginning up to this year, was the warmest ever.


Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has been operating in accordance with its Environmental Policy to reduce global warming and enhance sustainability in mobility. The policy is in-line with its vision to 'Create a vibrant society by realising the potential of mobility', with a mission to 'Make positive contributions to the sustainable development of our society'. Towards this end, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation formulated the New Environmental Plan Package, based on the company's recognition of the need to define the direction of initiatives that anticipate society 30 years into the future.


Some of the issues addressed by the package include a vehicle's Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). It is an approach to quantify the environmental impact of a part or vehicle through all stages of its life cycle, including mining natural resources for parts and materials, manufacturing, assembly, driving, producing fuel and disposing of vehicles, to quantify CO2 emissions from the respective processes.


The LCA is used to develop environment-friendly parts, production technologies for electric-powered vehicles and new model vehicles, comparing the life-cycle CO2 emissions with conventional parts and vehicles. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, for example, was developed with lower lifecycle CO2 emissions compared with conventional vehicles. According to Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, it is the perfect balance between environmental preservation and human progress. At the same time, LCA is applied to existing vehicles and models, the results of which are then used to determine whether further development is required, and to verify the effect of development.


In addition to lower lifecycle emissions, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the world's best-selling PHEV, sold in more than 60 countries and reached 283,000 units cumulative sales globally as of May 2021. Currently, it is the perfect solution to energy-efficient and environmentally-responsible mobility. While zero-emissions is the ultimate objective, issues such as range anxiety and less charging infrastructure continue to plague battery electric vehicles (BEV). This makes Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV the perfect solution for sustainable motoring in the current climate.


It is the flagship model which embodies Mitsubishi Motors' expertise in electrification, SUV and all-wheel control technologies. The vehicle delivers a quiet, smooth yet powerful acceleration unique to electric vehicles (EVs) with eco-friendly technologies.


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can be used as an EV in daily life and as a hybrid vehicle for long trips, allowing drivers to enjoy motorway driving without worrying about recharging. The twin-motor 4WD combined with S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) system enables sure-footed handling and peace-of-mind motoring in various road and weather conditions.


The PHEV SUV provides two on-board power outlets with a maximum output of 1,500 watts, enabling it to supply power from its traction battery to power electrical appliances for outdoor leisure. It can also function as a reliable source of electricity in an emergency or blackout. Since Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can generate its own power, it can supply electricity to a home using the vehicle-to-home (V2H) equipment for up to 10 days when fully charged and fueled.

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