Why Go Electric? If you're thinking about making a change on your driveway for the first time in about 10 years, you now have more options than you would've had last time you were car shopping.

The Mitsubishi Electric Range

Electric and hybrid power may be new to you, but it’s anything but to Mitsubishi. If you would like the reassurance of expertly crafted electric power, the Mitsubishi electric range is the right choice for you. Find out more about the cutting-edge electric technology and the full range of vehicles available from Birchwood below.

Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi has had electrification on its horizon for decades. Pioneering electric power since the 1970s, the electric vehicle range is born from a mission to find cleaner, safer and more pleasurable modes of transport. And that is exactly what it has done.

Outstanding craftsmanship and highly economical engines mean that in varying degrees you can benefit from heavily reduced fuel consumption, little or no harmful emissions, and much lower running costs. Examples of savings people are less aware of include tax advantages for company car drivers and no congestion charges for fully electric vehicles. Plus, most electric vehicles benefit from preferable road tax rates which can significantly reduce the cost of your car ownership. To find out more about the benefits, charging options or any of the models, talk to one of the experts at Birchwood.

Key Benefits

Mitsubishi’s innovations in electric power mean that by investing in one of our models you can benefit from:

  • Incredible fuel efficiency
  • Improved carbon footprint
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Tax advantages
  • Superb performance

Which Electric/Hybrid Vehicle is Right For You?

Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained

    Electric Vehicle (EV) An electric vehicle (EV) or car has just one power source: a high-density battery, which powers an electric motor. The battery requires recharging by attachment to an external power supply. With no emissions and low recharging costs, these cars are incredibly efficient.
    Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) A hybrid car seamlessly fuses both a petrol engine and an electric motor. The electric motor is responsible for starting the vehicle and so it improves fuel efficiency and reduces fuel costs. Regenerative braking technology means that the battery recharges itself while the vehicle is in motion.
    Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) combines a petrol or diesel engine and a powerful electric motor. These two power sources work harmoniously to maximise efficiency, switching between the two as necessary. The electric battery component requires recharging at an external power source.

    Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle FAQ

    Can you charge a hybrid car?


    Only Plug-In Hybrid Electric cars require charging. Self-charging hybrid’s do not. They use a process called regenerative braking to harness and store power generated by the engine and during braking to recharge the battery.

    What is a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle?


    The Outlander PHEV is a technologically advanced series parallel hybrid which is a vehicle that can use either an electric motor or an internal combustion engine (ICE) to power the wheels. The ICE can also provide additional power to the electric motor when additional acceleration is required, for example, when tackling steep hills. The electric motor can be charged by plugging the vehicle into mains electricity and on a full charge the Outlander PHEV can travel up to 28 miles* in pure Electric Vehicle (EV) mode. Once the battery power has been used the ICE takes over, so there is no need for the driver to be concerned about how much charge is left in the battery.

    Is the performance of the vehicle compromised?


    No, in fact the vehicle is quicker to 62mph than the Outlander Petrol 2.0L Auto due to the combined power output from the Electric Motor and Internal Combustion Engine. The 4 Wheel Drive ability is not compromised as the combination of the twin-motor 4WD system and Mitsubishi’s existing technology allows for an enhanced off road performance.

    Is it a hazard to pedestrians to drive the vehicle in built up areas?


    The Outlander PHEV has been fitted with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) which activates when the vehicle is being driven in EV mode at less than 22mph. This is an audible warning sound to alert pedestrians of the vehicle’s presence.

    When does the engine operate?


    The engine operates under any scenario where the EV system requires additional support. It can be used in order to provide power to the battery, which then drives the wheels (Series Hybrid mode) or to power the wheels directly when the battery is empty (Parallel Hybrid mode).


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