Mitsubishi is not going to focus only on production of all-electric vehicles. The carmaker will develop its plug-in hybrid technology.
Thus, the next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s electric driving range will be extended from current 31 miles (50 km) to 62 miles (100 km). It’ll be enough to travel mostly on electric-only power and to pass longer distances, when needed.
This model is a best-selling one in many markets. Pushed by strict CO2 regulations, the leading automakers have to think of pure-battery EV technology development.
Mitsubishi strives for improvement of its PHEVs for them to meet emission requirements.
So, the company will extend the hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains to more cars, and, at the same time, add full-electric models to its range.
Just presented Mitsubishi L200, by the way, will not receive a plug-in hybrid version due to cost-ineffectiveness of this technology for commercial vehicles. But the carmaker promises to change the situation in the coming years.