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    Outlander plug-in hybrid now in North America. Also, photo deja-vu.

    After several years available in Europe (where it sells like hotcakes because of various incentives), the Outlander PHEV is available on this side of the pond now.

    It's uniquely positioned (for now) as the least expensive SUV with all-electric mode and a gas engine for when the battery is depleted.

    More info: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: first drive of plug-in hybrid SUV

    I got a chuckle out of the "now in Canada!!" photo that Mitsu released:

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    From: https://www.mitsubishi-motors-pr.ca/...ves-in-canada1

    VERY similar to the "now available" pic they posted of the first few Mirages to roll off the ship at the same dockyard in September, 2013:




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    Thread: First 2014 Mirages have arrived in Canada - available Sept 24th


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    Lol...glad to see it. Wish we could have seen the PHEV Outlander three years ago when Mitsubishi told us we'd see it!

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    Very impressive. 20 miles on a single charge isn't bad at all. That's major fuel savings for driving around town. I'd consider this over the new Eclipse-Cross, just for gas savings.

    "Mitsubishi isn't quite ready to talk about the Outlander PHEV's all-electric range just yet. Company representatives said they have full confidence its battery rating will beat any other plug-in hybrid crossover or SUV on sale in the U.S."

    ^^now that is something impressive. I don't remember if the Outlander PHEV was already released outside of North America but it seems to be getting good reviews from what I'm seeing, especially for it's class. It's definitely got my attention.

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    ^ Yeah, I could do ALL my local driving on electricity with 20 miles range.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Lol...glad to see it. Wish we could have seen the PHEV Outlander three years ago when Mitsubishi told us we'd see it!
    I wonder what the hold-up was. I bet they were selling all they could make in Europe.

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    Can we just get hydrogen fuel cells mainstream already?

    If you own a hybrid you have to pay no congestion charge in London even though the battery is the size of 12v.


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