The world’s first plug-in hybrid crossover and also the best-selling PHEV in Europe is due America.
The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will get to dealerships in December 2017 starting at the MSRP of $34,595.
Featuring an extremely efficient 2.0-liter gas engine as well as two high-performance electric motors, as well as Mitsubishi’s superior Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delivers SUV capabilities and EV gas mileage. The Outlander PHEV will be the only PHEV crossover with all-wheel drive in the class. Additionally, it is the sole PHEV with DC Fast Charging capability.
The Outlander PHEV represents a fusion from the EV technologies brought to life by Mitsubishi for models such as i-MiEV, S-AWC technologies honed with the Lancer Evolution, and SUV know-how gained on the Montero. It seems sensible a groundbreaking new model that together the highest environmental performance and efficiency associated with an EV, the stability and handling of S-AWC, additionally, the practicality of any crossover.
PHEV System with Twin Electric Motors All-Wheel Control
The highlight in the all-new Outlander PHEV is definitely the using Mitsubishi’s sophisticated PHEV system. It uses two full-time, high-output electric motors separately mounted at the cab end and rear axles to right away supply torque at will for incredibly responsive performance with agile all-wheel drive. The leading motor unit is positioned transaxle-style for the left side of your gas engine and possesses an output of 60 kW. Entry motor is smaller and lighter which has a higher output enhanced sort of the magnet synchronous electric motor utilised in the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
The system includes a front-mounted generator that converts mechanical capability electricity and continuously charges the drive battery, while an influence Drive Unit (PDU) allows you convert the electric power and send it towards the front motor.
The rear 60 kW motor and Electric Motor Control Unit (EMCU) are mounted within the rear cargo area subfloor. Your front PDU and rear EMCU are intelligent control units that bring about heightened energy efficiency and optimal motor control.
For non-electric driving, a clean and efficient 2.0-liter gasoline engine is commonly used.
The battery that increases the electricity for your motors is often a high-capacity 12kWh lithium-ion power supply developed particularly for the PHEV system. The car battery pack includes 80 cells configured in a very series, which includes a total voltage measuring 300V along with a total storage capacity of 12kWh. Battery can be found in a dust and waterproof encasement positioned beneath the passenger compartment subfloor and involving the front and back axles (without having any intrusion into your passenger compartment whatsoever).
Regenerative braking can be used to generate electricity to your system. During deceleration (braking), the front side and rear electric motors be generators in order that electricity is usually generated and fed into the lithium-ion drive electric battery. Regenerative braking happens when the vehicle is motion whilst the accelerator pedal seriously isn’t being pressed (coasting) or should the driver engages the brakes by pressing the brake pedal. The quantity of regenerative braking may be conveniently selected by way of the driver without notice utilizing the tyre paddle shifters.
Three Drive System Modes
Because of the company’s unique drivetrain which combines a front motor unit, rear electric motor, front-mounted gasoline-powered 2.0-liter engine and generator, the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV automatically selects 1 of 3 unique drivetrain modes for optimal performance and efficiency.
EV Drive Mode (Twin Motor S-AWC EV)
Inside EV Drive Mode, the vehicle is driven really eco-friendly performance mode by the two electric motors, with energy being supplied exclusively with the lithium-ion drive battery (One hundred pc electric-powered, zero-emission vehicle). This mode is great for running errands/performing family duties daily being a highly sustainable/low environmental impact type of personal transportation. With the EV mode button the driver can come up this driving mode when they desire 100% EV driving.
Series Hybrid Mode (Twin Motor S-AWC EV with Car Generator)
If your degree of energy keeping in the lithium-ion drive battery is low or once the need arises for a sudden and/or additional amount of acceleration, both electric motors are run by battery pack?and?the gasoline-powered generator.
In this configuration, the gasoline-powered generator helps:
1) Charge the lithium-ion drive battery pack
2) Power up the bride and groom of electrical motors
Parallel Hybrid Mode (Gasoline-Powered Engine Based on Twin Motor S-AWC)
Within this drive mode, the Outlander PHEV uses its full complement of available resources:
1) Both.0-liter gasoline engine drives top wheels; the top axle includes a built-in clutch that switches the machine to Parallel Drive Mode mainly for engine-powered travel at high speeds/steady-state cruise.
2) The two main electric motors positioned in the front and rear of the vehicle operate seamlessly when additional power is called for, including driving uphill.
3) The gasoline-powered engine/generator