Mitsubishi’s 2019 Outlander PHEV will come with ‘slight’ increase in battery capacity
According to a recent disclosure by Mitsubishi Motors, the company’s new 2019 Outlander PHEV -- a plug-in hybrid SUV -- will come with some noteworthy upgrades, including a ‘slight increase in battery capacity, in order to enhance the range of the vehicle.
In terms of specific figures, the new 2019 Outlander PHEV will come with a 10% increase in battery capacity, thereby resulting in a 13.8 kWh battery.
As a result of the increased battery capacity, the 2019 version of the Outlander PHEV will have the ability to offer an all-electric range of 28 miles (45 km) based on the WLTP standard.
Along with the marginally increased battery capacity and the increase in range, another upgrade which Mitsubishi is bringing to its 2019 Outlander PHEV is an improvement in the vehicle’s top speed. Going by the information shared by Mitsubishi, the top speed of the new 2019 Outlander PHEV in ‘Electric Vehicle’ mode will go up “from approximately 78mph (125km/h) to 84mph (135km/h) where legally permitted.”
In addition to these upgrades, some of the other improvements coming to the 2019 Outlander PHEV include a 10% increase in the electric motor’s output to 95hp, improved driving performance, overall better efficiency, improved S-AWC system with new Sport/Snow modes, and fine-tuning of the steering, chassis, brakes for greater driver appeal.
Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up NIO is all set to deliver its first production vehicle to the market; and its first EV service center in Beijing is coming up right next to EV manufacturer Tesla’s service center.
According to an Automotive News report, German automaker BMW plans to discontinue its i3 all-electric compact car and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car ahead of introducing its next-generation electric vehicles (EVs).
The monthly sales figures for plug-in electric cars for March 2018 have revealed that Toyota’s Prius Prime plug-in hybrid managed to achieve a startling sales total for the month among plug-in electric cars.
According to reports, the electric-car sales system which is being adopted by China is similar to the one applicable in California.
In a noteworthy move aimed at making public transport more sustainable in the Netherlands, “world’s largest charge depot” for electric buses has recently gone live in Amsterdam.
The shares of the Silicon Valley-based electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors plunged to a 52-week low this week, with the freefall of the company’s stock continuing on Wednesday.