Outlander PHEV Plug-in Hybrid EV technology

The Outlander PHEV is a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. It has a highly-efficient 2.4-litre petrol engine and twin technologically advanced electric (EV) drive motors. This is not just a revolution. It’s EV-olution.

What is a Plug-in Hybrid?

Our plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Outlander PHEV, is a revolution in electric technology. It has an advanced engine and powerful electric motors. The intelligent on-board technology means it can switch seamlessly between the two. It offers the best of both worlds: petrol power when you need it and greener, cheaper electric power for all other times. Charging the battery is easy, through an ordinary household plug or charging station.


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What our customers are saying


Say they get improved fuel economy

Driving on electric means less fuel consumption and less CO2 emissions


Say running costs are lower

Electricity is much cheaper than petrol, so charging your PHEV give you great savings


Say they make less visits to the fuel pump

Charging the PHEV regularly makes a tank of fuel last longer

Tomorrow’s technology today

With the Outlander PHEV, the petrol engine is for conventional power when needed. The twin electric motors offer quieter, more economical driving. Because the Outlander PHEV is so advanced, it switches seamlessly between them both to offer the most efficient performance.
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One engine, two motors

The Outlander PHEV is the world's first SUV, which uses pioneering EV technology to create an advanced series hybrid. It has twin motors: one on the front axle, and one on the rear. In the all-electric driving mode, not only does it deliver a smoother ride, it's also incredibly quiet. And there are other benefits: zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions.

Now that's a lightbulb moment

10,000 Free Green Miles

Order a new Outlander PHEV and get 10,000 miles of free electricity and a free Home Smart Charger or two-year membership to the Polar Plus public charge point network, when you switch to OVO Energy.
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Wondering if the Outlander PHEV is right for you?

See how the twin electric motors and petrol engine work together whatever your journey type.

In town or short commutes

EV Drive Mode (Electric motor only)

The motors power the vehicle using electricity from the battery, resulting in zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions. The drive mode is quiet, clean and powerful. Maximum speed is 83m/ph.


Series Hybrid Mode (Electric motor + petrol engine assistance)

The motors power the vehicle using engine-generated electricity. The engine generates electricity to recharge the battery when the level is low and to increase power when accelerating rapidly or climbing hills.


Parallel Hybrid Mode (Petrol engine + electric motor assistance)

The engine powers the vehicle at high speeds etc, (when engine efficiency is high) with assistance from the motors when extra power is required.

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Regenerative Braking

Charge the battery as you drive

Kinetic energy is generated naturally as the vehicle brakes. To help you keep your battery charge topped up, the Outlander PHEV makes use of this energy. In other words, the electric motor is using the vehicle's momentum to recover energy that would be otherwise lost to the brake discs as heat. A paddle selector on the steering wheel allows you to control the amount of energy you regenerate. Choose from six levels depending on driving conditions. The other benefit of this innovative technology is it's more eco-friendly: you'll be relying on the petrol engine less often.
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Electric Priority

Total control at your fingertips

You can select the Outlander PHEV to run on electricity alone by using the EV Priority switch. During these times, as well as being cheaper per mile, the car will run almost silently. Just imagine, you could be gliding through the city streets or country roads in the early hours and no one will be disturbed.

Recharge your drive

How charging works

A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) has both a conventional engine and a motor. This is powered by a battery, which can be recharged from an external power supply. Charging is convenient and easy: you can either plug it into a household plug; a special home charging unit or one of the many public charging stations.
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Low CO2 Emissions

An SUV with ultra-low CO2

Because the Outlander PHEV harnesses electric power more often, it’s much greener with ultra-low CO2 emissions of just 46g/km (WLTP).

With a range of up to 28 miles with zero exhaust emissions, you can potentially do all your commuting miles purely on electricity and just use the petrol engine when you're taking a longer journey.

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Find public charge points

The easy way to find charging stations

There are more than 40,000 public charging points across Europe. Finding your nearest one is easy with one of the many EV charging station finder apps available such as PlugShare or Zap-Map. If you hook up to a rapid charger, you can stop for coffee or a bite to eat and 25 minutes later, you'll have up to 80% charge.
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A total range of 375 miles

Driving range

Our PHEV drive system stores the electricity in a large capacity lithium-ion battery (13.8kw) which gives you a range of up to 28 miles. Combine that with the 2.4-litre Atkinson-cycle engine and you're looking at a total range of over 375 miles.

Understanding hybrid cars

All your questions answered

What's the difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid? 

The various types of hybrid and electric cars available can make it difficult to know what's what. Find answers to all your questions about electric and hybrid cars, from running costs, to EV range and more...

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV range

Discover all the models in our Outlander PHEV range, from the Outlander PHEV Verve, to the stylish Outlander PHEV Exceed Safety.

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To learn about the thrill of travelling in the Outlander PHEV, go to The Drive.