Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that its Plug-in Hybrid EV System, an electric vehicle (EV) technology in the new mid-size SUV Outlander PHEV has been awarded the “RJC Technology of the Year 2014” by Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC).

With the theme of driving pleasure towards a sustainable future for everyone, MMC has pushed ahead on automobile manufacturing that aims to contribute to environmental responsibility, deliver driving pleasure, and provide toughness and safety under MMC’s tagline [email protected]

The Plug-in Hybrid EV System features a high-capacity drive battery, front and rear motors, generator, and gasoline engine for generation of power as well as for driving at high speeds, featuring hybrid driving that provides a longer all-electric cruising range and is powered mainly by the motors.

The Plug-in Hybrid EV System automatically selects an optimum drive mode for driving conditions and remaining battery charge from three drive modes:

  1. EV Drive Mode
  2. Series Hybrid Mode
  3. Parallel Hybrid Mode

The Plug-in Hybrid EV System was highly acclaimed for its high environmental performance, smooth acceleration, as well as quietness of a luxury vehicle.

In order to achieve sustainable driving, MMC continues to proactively introduce electric-powered vehicles including EVs and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) into the market aiming to become a leading company in electric-powered vehicle technologies while contributing towards environmental conservation by reducing CO2 emission at the global level.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Source; Mitsubishi

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