Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV Makes Driving “Green” A Pleasure

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV Makes Driving “Green” A Pleasure

For drivers that want to go green without giving up the power and passenger room of a gasoline-powered SUV, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is the natural choice

It’s the missing link in the world of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Eco-conscious drivers finally have the answer to the frustrating problem of sacrificing comfort and performance for green driving.

If the $80,000 Tesla Model X isn’t in your price range, and you aren’t ready to give up room for passengers and cargo like Smart car drivers, take the Outlander PHEV for a test drive.

SUV sales continue to rise and so do greenhouse gas emissions

American families need SUVs to haul kids, gear, and groceries. Globally, SUV sales have tripled in the past decade. They now account for one in three cars sold worldwide.

Environmental groups estimate that 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. Trucks and cars cause the largest portion of these planet-warming gases.

The boom in SUV sales is slowing our progress toward stabilizing vehicle emissions. In fact, there was a 1.8% improvement in global fuel economy of new cars between 2005 and 2008. In 2015, that pace slowed to 1.1%. As Americans’ love for gas-guzzling SUVs increases, it’s less likely that we’ll reach the 3% increase in average fuel economy needed to stabilize car emissions worldwide.

Green Car Reports calls the 2018 Outlander PHEV “practical and efficient”

Electric-powered SUVs may be the answer, but before they can gain widespread popularity, they must live up to the ready-at-a-moment’s-notice standard that American families demand.

With a 22-mile electric range, the Outlander PHEV enthusiastically meets the day-to-day driving needs of busy parents and commuters. Family trips are a pleasure with this vehicle, as well. With a 197 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and the instant torque of the electric motor, this SUV is powerful as well as practical.

Fast battery charge puts the Outlander PHEV ahead of the competition

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid that charges the battery to 80% in 25 minutes. The Outlander PHEV is the only one available in the United States with a CHAdeMO quick-charge port. At home on a Level 2 charger, the SUV takes just 3.5 hours to reach of full charge from empty.

In a pinch, drivers can charge the battery using power from the gas engine. Three buttons situated around the shifter maximize electric driving and save the battery. When driving above speeds of 45mph, the vehicle seamlessly switches from electric to gas for extra power. At lower speeds, while running on electricity only, the vehicle uses gas if the driver needs a burst of power while merging or to get out of a tight spot.

The practical Outlander PHEV is a luxurious electric hybrid option

SUVs are less efficient than smaller cars by about 30%. This is bad news for the environment as American drivers grow to love the spaciousness and power offered by an SUV. The Outlander PHEV offers an ideal solution with 74MPGe, the ability to charge the battery quickly, plenty of interior room, and a seamless transition between electric power and gas.

The interior spaces are luxurious, comfortable, and well-designed. Drivers will be able to run the week’s worth of errands, get the kids to school and back, commute to their jobs, and even take a road trip without feeling like their driving habits contribute to global climate change.

Where you purchase your vehicle matters, too

Choosing a car dealership that’s willing and able to take good care of both you and your electric hybrid vehicle is a crucial part of the car buying process.

The auto technicians in the service department at Car Vision in Norristown, PA are specially trained to maintain and repair your PHEV. They can answer your questions, help you understand your PHEV’s mechanical functions, and keep your new car running in top shape.

Car Vision Mitsubishi is a family-owned dealership serving the Philadelphia area

With thousands of positive reviews of the service and sales departments, you can feel confident that the management and staff will work hard to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

To schedule a test drive of a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV CUV, please call (610) 624-8333. Or, simply stop by our Norristown, PA car dealership at 2626 Ridge Pike.

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