If Electric Vehicle could master energetic performance of SUV, it will develop fun of the car of all sorts. Such idea has resulted in this Plug-in Hybrid EV with powerful twin motors. Large capacity battery brought quiet and clean driving of Electric Vehicle in various scenes. Driving range become much broader with the petrol engine, which generate electric power and also assists driving powerfully. Plug-in Hybrid EV expands the potential of automotive, going further with gentle driving of Electric Vehicle and reliable performance and utility of SUV.
In daily life scene, it drives in EV mode with large capacity battery. On suburban long touring for weekend, engine generates electricity and occasionally drives directly on high speed. Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV system expands the driving range of Electric Vehicle.
- In residential area, quiet EV mode works with noiseless twin motor. On daily use such as shopping or commuting, it works as Electric Vehicle.
- When traction battery is getting low or charge-mode-switch is on, engine start to generate, that drives motor and charges battery while driving.
- On high speed, engine drives the vehicle directly. Occasionally twin motor assists driving with the electricity of traction battery to achieves powerful driving for long distance.
- “Battery driving mode” can be selected to drive in nature. Twin motor drive with traction battery and let you enjoy powerful SUV driving still clean, quiet and friendly to the environment.
- Satisfactory outdoor life await at destination. AC100V/1500W electricity for leisure equipment appliances can be supplied from outlet in the car.
- Dual charging function such as normal charge with AC100V/200V at home or quick charge are equipped. Technology to feed stored electricity to home is also under development.
|Motor||Type||F/R||Permanent magnet synchronous|
|Engine||Type||2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC|
|Target EV driving range||50km|
|Target cruising range||800km|
|Target combined fuel efficiency||60km/liter|
*Information is updated as of December 2011