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 electric (EV) drive motors. Find out more about the ground-breaking technology that turns this SUV into an EV revolution.

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.

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.

Innovation with a performance edge

Dramatic refinement has come to the innovative Plug-in Hybrid EV system, which now features a higher-output rear motor, a more fuel-efficient engine and more sophisticated power management based on unrivalled experience for supreme silence, smoothness and torque.

01

Twin motor 4WD and S-AWC

Separately mounted motors at the front and rear axles deliver incredibly responsive 4WD performance with S-AWC ensuring excellent driving stability and intuitive, linear handling. 

02

New 2.4-litre engine

The supremely efficient Atkinson-cycle engine with long expansion stroke provides high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. 

03

Generator

The high-performance generator transforms engine power into electricity to recharge the drive battery and assist the motors when needed. 

04

Front Motor PDU & Rear EMCU

These intelligent control units contribute to heightened energy efficiency and optimal motor control with instant maximum torque that outperforms a 3.0-litre petrol engine. 

05

Drive battery

The large-capacity 13.8kWh battery is stored under the floor to maximise interior space and lower the centre of gravity for improved safety and handling. Stored electricity can also be used to power external appliances.

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.

Towns and Short Commutes

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.

Best for Countryside

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.

Best for Motorways

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.

Electric Priority

Drive mode 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

Ways to charge the battery

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.

Learn more about charging

Low CO2 Emissions

Lower costs for you and the environment

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.

Find public charge points

Make life easier with charging apps

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.

A total driving range of 375 miles

It’s the end of any range anxiety

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.

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.

All your questions answered

Understanding Hybrid Cars

How does the Outlander PHEV work?

The Outlander PHEV is a technologically advanced series parallel hybrid vehicle. It uses either an electric motor or an internal combustion engine (ICE) to power the wheels.

Does the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have a gearbox?

There is no CVT (continuous variable transmission), just reduction gear boxes and a clutch to couple the ICE (internal combustion engine) to the front wheels.

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What our customers are saying about the Outlander PHEV

94%

Say they get improved fuel economy

Driving on electric means less fuel consumption and less CO2 emission.

93%

Say running costs are lower

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

93%

Say they make less visits to the fuel pump

Charging the PHEV regularly makes a tank of fuel last longer.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV range

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

Outlander PHEV

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

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