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.
Yes, all connections are fully sealed and tested to comply with safety standards. Care should be taken when connecting the car to a power source to ensure that there are no open connections and the car should not be charged when the mains power outlet is exposed to rain.
The vehicle is fitted with a type 1 (J1772) charge port for A/C charging and a CHAdeMO port for rapid D/C charging. The type 1 charge port can be used with a mode 2 charge cable which can be connected to a standard power supply socket. A dedicated EV home charging point will use a mode 3 charge cable and the standard installation by ChargeMaster will have this tethered to the charging point. A Mode 3 charge cable can also be used at a dedicated EV charge point, for example, a public charge point, and this can be purchased from any Mitsubishi dealership.
Using a standard 13A domestic socket will take approximately 5 hours for a full charge. By using a dedicated EV charging point that supplies 16A a full charge will take approximately 3.5 hours. A rapid charging point will charge the vehicle in 25 minutes, to a maximum capacity of 80%.