Introduced in 2014, Mitsubishi leveraged off it’s real world experience of the i-miev and launched the world’s first Plug In Hybrid SUV with the Outlander. The vehicle was an instant hit in many markets due to its ability to make relatively short journeys (less than 50km) under electric power alone. It was also keenly priced and in some markets matched the price of ICE equivalent vehicles due to government subsidies.
A full five-door, five-passenger SUV with genuine offroad capability in a PHEV package was unusual at the time and still is! The Outlander PHEV is capable of 50km in EV only mode driving it’s dual front and rear motors from its 10kwh battery pack.
Outlander PHEV Charger Information
The Outlander PHEV is typically equipped with two charger ports, Chademo and Type 1 / J1772. Only Type1/ J1772 is practical for use at home or in apartments and car parks. The Chademo port is used for DC Fast Charging which is considered cost prohibitive except in commercial applications.