The latest vehicle to qualify for the UK Government’s Plug-in Car Grant is the all new Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The Grant from The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) means that qualifying purchasers will have a £5,000 reduction from the list price.
The majority of vehicles featured on the Plug-in Car Grant’s eligible list are all electric, with only a handful of hybrids being considered ultra-low emission cars. As such, Mitsubishi is proud to have been included with their 4×4 SUV, not a vehicle usually associated with low emissions.
One of the contributing factors to it’s inclusion in the Plug-in Car Grant, is that it is able to be driven in electric only mode for distances around 35 miles and is capable of electric power only speeds over 70mph. The distance is significant in that it is greater than the average commuting distance of 32.5 miles, equating to many commuting journeys not requiring fuel other than electricity.
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) better known as road tax is set at zero pounds as emissions are rated at a mere 44 g/km CO2 (based on EU drive cycle figures). Likewise, company car drivers enjoy only 5% BIK.
Mitsubishi Motors UK’s Managing Director, Lance Bradley said:
“Having one of the first plug-in hybrid’s in the UK market that boasts 4×4 capability with an EV range of 32.5 miles and emissions as low as 44 g/km puts Mitsubishi at the forefront of a new era in the automotive industry.
The vehicle is extra-ordinary and very different to other hybrids in the market and we are delighted that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has met the high level of criteria required to qualify for the Plug in Car Grant.
It will appeal to a wide cross-section of private individuals and business users, with its exciting combination of innovation, style and technology and we are thrilled to confirm that pricing will be announced shortly.”