2018-2019 Mitsubishi issued a press release, designed to clarify some of the nuances of the engines of the first four-wheel drive vehicle’s electric world.
It is noted that the innovative SUV is fundamentally different from our usual hybrid vehicles, where the electric motors act on the sidelines.
The Outlander PHEV priorities are different – you can constantly use the car as a full electric and internal combustion engines will only act as a generator to power the batteries.
Application for exclusive use electric drive only to look fair elektrokrossovera owners using it for movement over short distances. After all, the power reserve of the autonomous mode, using electric motors is 55 kilometers. Further, the internal combustion engine starts to feed the battery, consuming classical fossil fuels.
Recall that the Outlander PHEV, in addition to the internal combustion engine, is equipped with two electric motors, one for the front and rear axle. Battery (Li-ion 12 kWh) are located in the central part, this situation lowers the center of gravity of the car, improving its stability. The car has received a system of permanent four-wheel drive Twin Motor 4WD drivetrain and Plug-in Hybrid EV System.
Premiere hybrid Autlendera be held this autumn at the Paris Motor Show.