Electric

We’ve been creating electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for years. Our experience in developing cutting-edge technology makes us experts in this field. Discover our electric history and get answers to all your electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrids questions.

ENGINE AND MOTORS

What’s the difference between an electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid?

An electric vehicle is powered entirely by a motor. A hybrid vehicle has an electric motor and a petrol engine. A plug-in hybrid tends to have a more powerful electric motor and a petrol engine. But there’s more to it than that…
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SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

Is a hybrid car safe in a thunderstorm?

In short, yes it is. A hybrid vehicle’s battery is triple-sealed in a compartment under the floor of the vehicle. Get the full story here...
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RANGE AND RUNNING COSTS

Will a hybrid car save me money?

Yes. A hybrid vehicle doesn't use the engine all the time – sometimes an electric motor does the work, so it should save you money in running costs. A fully electric vehicle only uses electricity, and a plug-in hybrid uses electricity more often, so both should be cheaper than a conventional car. We do the maths for you...
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CHARGING AND BATTERY

Can you charge a hybrid car?

No, hybrid cars charge themsleves as they drive through a process called regenerative braking. However, you can charge a pure electric car and a plug-in hybrid. Each one has its advantages. Read on to find out more...
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THE OUTLANDER PHEV RANGE

Our cutting-edge plug-in hybrid

The Outlander PHEV is our game-changing SUV plug-in hybrid. Twin motors offer more electric power. And advanced on-board technology means the vehicle will switch seamlessly between electric and petrol modes for the most efficient ride. Add in a high-spec cabin and advanced safety technology, and you’ll wish you found it sooner.

HISTORY AND INVOLVEMENT

The Mitsubishi Electric Story

Electrification has been part of our plans since 1970. Learn how we take a pioneering approach to electric vehicle development and how we’re forging ahead to create vehicles of the future.
The first Mitsubishi Electric Car

Further reading

Got questions about electric vehicles? Take a look at these informative sections.