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2016 AutoVolt Awards Winner: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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18 July 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Awarded

  • The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won the SUV Electric & Hybrid category, for the second consecutive year.

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is the best-selling plug-in car in the UK. It represents huge value for money and is sold at the same price as the diesel. Mitsubishi’s success has been in making a premium looking vehicle accessible to the masses and at a time when SUVs are ever popular. Judges liked the everyman appeal, rugged good looks since its facelift and refined driving experience.

Jonathan commented: “The Outlander PHEV is a no compromise car. If you want an SUV capable of carting loads about, but are put off by the typically poor fuel economy then the Outlander PHEV is the car for you. It’s hugely practical, looks great and has a unique electric all-wheel drive system. Together with its class leading electric range and value for money make the Outlander PHEV a no brainer. It came very close to winning our overall winner award.”

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV AutoVolt Awards 2016

AutoVolt Electric and Hybrid Awards 2016

  • The awards celebrate electrified and ultra-low emission vehicles.
  • Ten category winners, from city to super cars, plus an overall winner.

AutoVolt’s annual Electric and Hybrid Awards offer a unique rating of the fast growing electrified vehicle market.

The prestigious awards are the only ones in the UK to focus solely on battery- electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and, for the first time, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

This year’s awards were the most difficult yet for the team of judges, who were presented with an enormous increase in number of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) to choose from.

Judges were impressed by the high quality of vehicles and the significant savings they represent, in tax and fuel economy, to the consumer. Vehicles were judged on their quality, value for money, lifetime cost of ownership, equipment, drivability and, more subjectively, appearance.

The winners from the ten categories consist of four electric vehicles, four plug-in hybrids, a hybrid and a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, demonstrating the huge diversity now available as alternatives to petrol and diesel.

Jonathan Musk, founder and editor of AutoVolt, said: “Every car we looked at was worthy of winning its class. There was no bad egg. The final decision was painstakingly arrived at after much deliberation because the quality of vehicles was so high. There is now an electrified vehicle to suit everyone, whereas just last year the choice was much more limited. This shows the progress being made in the industry today and that consumers are switching on to the tax and fuel savings that can be had from a ULEV.”

The awards are included in the latest issue of AutoVolt (Jul-Aug 2016), alongside a new column by renowned EV enthusiast and celebrity, Robert Llewellyn and other news and articles relating to electric and hybrid vehicles.
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AutoVolt is the UK’s leading UK consumer magazine dedicated to electric and hybrid vehicles. Founded in 2013, the bi-monthly magazine showcases the electrified automotive world and makes it easily understood and accessible to a consumer audience.

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