Gasoline and diesel engines inevitably generate exhaust gases that contain large quantities of CO2, a cause of global warming.
For the sake of the environment, Mitsubishi Motors is striving to reduce the CO2 emissions caused by driving.
We focus on products and technology-related initiatives, recognizing the importance of developing technologies for improving fuel economy and electric-powered systems, as well as spreading the use of vehicles equipped with these innovative systems.
Development of Electric Vehicle Technologies
We introduced our Electric Vehicle i-MiEV in 2009, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Outlander PHEV based on Electric Vehicles in 2013.
We are also developing electric-powered vehicles by improving drive batteries and enhancing motor efficiency toward the realization of the vehicles to be expected in the future.
Development of Improving Fuel Economy Technologies
Concern over the environment is growing, and regulations on fuel economy and CO2 emissions are becoming stricter worldwide.
We are committed to developing technologies to improve the fuel economy of gasoline and diesel engines, which greatly contributes to the reduction of CO2 worldwide.
Market Launch of Eclipse Cross
The new compact SUV Eclipse Cross was first launched in Europe in October 2017 followed by Australia, New Zealand, and ASEAN in November, North America in January 2018, and Japan in March.
It features a newly-developed 1.5 L downsizing direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine. Precise control of fuel injection into the cylinder and the intake port adjusted according to the driving conditions provides exceptional fuel economy performance and achieves clean emissions.