This is the biggest fleet of plug-in hybrid vehicles delivered by Mitsubishi under the Green Investment Scheme
Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi has delivered a massive 635 units of Outlander PHEV to the Ukrainian police department under the Green Investment Scheme between Ukraine and Japan. This is the auto manufacturer single biggest fleet of plug-in hybrid vehicles ever delivered. Couple of years back, the company delivered 507 units of i-MiEVin Estonia.
The Green Investment Scheme is an international trading plan with aim to reduce the CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases. Such a large fleet of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is expected to help the European country to fight the rising level of pollution. These SUVs are based on the facelifted version of the Outlander. A delivery ceremony was organised in Kiev where Ukrainian prime minister and MMC’s president were present.
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been in business since 2013 and it has been pretty popular in Europe. Also, this car has been the bestselling plug-in hybrid car in Europe for four consecutive years and by the end of last year, the Japanese auto major has sold 80,768 units of this vehicle in the continent.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV draws power from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of churning out 121 hp of peak power and 190 Nm of peak torque. Combined with this petrol unit are two electric motors each powering one axle. While the front axle powering electric motor pumps out 60 hp of peak maximum power and 137 Nm of peak torque, the rear unit kicks out 60 hp of peak power and 195 Nm of peak torque.
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Altogether, the plug-in hybrid powertrain of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV churns out 203 hp of peak power. It can run on fully electric power for around 54 kilometers. The 1,860 kg weighing vehicle takes 11 seconds to reach 100 kmph and it comes with a top speed of 170 kmph.
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