How Does the PHEV System in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Work?

As hybrid models become more prevalent in the automotive market, it's time to shed some light on how this type of vehicle operates. If you drive a hybrid model like the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV crossover, you know the benefits that come with electric-powered vehicles: eco-friendly driving, fuel savings, and less pollution. The savings alone are reason enough for our customers to check out the 2018 Outlander PHEV, and you can redeem that chance at Michaud Mitsubishi in Danvers.

In the 2018 Outlander PHEV, you have two sources of power: twin electric motors, positioned at the front and back axles, and a 2.0-liter gas engine. To provide drivers with the best-suited form of efficiency and on-road performance, one of the three modes in the PHEV System will be used at any given time: EV Mode, Series Hybrid Mode or Parallel Hybrid Mode. You can see your driving mode and track your energy usage with your Energy Meter included next to your speedometer.

Explaining the Three Modes in the Outlander's PHEV System:

  • EV Mode: Hands down the most environmentally-friendly mode of driving you can elect because only the twin electric motors will be in use, meaning you won't be emitting any pollutants as you run to the store or pick your kids up from school.
  • Series Hybrid Mode: If you see that your Outlander PHEV's charge is dwindling, switch to this mode that adds the assistance of the gas engine to the twin electric motors. This extra boost can increase acceleration power while sending some charge to your battery.
  • Parallel Hybrid Mode: This is a dual-driving mode where the 2.0-liter engine operates the front wheels and fuels the battery with supplemental electricity in the process. The twin electric motors are available to provide an extra jump for actions like traveling uphill.

Having two power sources work together in a three-mode system adds to the capability of the 2018 Outlander PHEV crossover and helps Massachusetts venture farther than they expected. If you like the prospect of driving an eco-friendly model and transferring some cash back into your wallet, you can explore this idea at Michaud Mitsubishi by visiting with one of our vehicle specialists.

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