[02.01.2019] The best-selling plug-in hybrid car Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be cheaper thanks to the new rules on company car taxation, which of course benefits all other vehicles with a similar drive.
Europe is now even more attractive: With the revision of the company car taxation, the percentage for the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid drops to 0.5 percent. Thus, the technology flagship available from 37.990 euros on the same level as a conventionally powered small or compact car for around 20,000 euros, which is taxed with the usual 1-percent rule.
On 23 November 2018, the Federal Council passed a new 0.5% taxation on electric and certain hybrid models. These include pure electric cars and hybrid models that can travel at least 40 kilometers in pure electric mode or emit at most 50 grams of CO2 per kilometer. As one of the very few plug-in hybrid models, the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid meets these requirements even after the introduction of the new, more realistic WLTP method for measuring fuel consumption and emissions, and thus receives the coveted e-mark for electric vehicles.
With the combination of a large electric range – up to 54 kilometers in the Outlander – and unlimited suitability for everyday use, the plug-in hybrid technology offers intelligent, intelligent electrification. Because the vehicle in urban traffic is usually purely electric and thus locally emission-free, the internal combustion engine provides for reliable drive even on the long haul. For the new model year 2019, the Outlander relies on a particularly efficient 2.4-liter gasoline engine, which operates in low and partial load operation in the economical Atkinson cycle and in the high load range according to the normal gasoline engine principle. This combination increases performance and efficiency equally.
Also optimized were the electric motor in the rear, the generator and the lithium-ion battery. Thanks to the bi-directional charging capability, the energy stored in the battery can be fed back into the in-house power grid. For example, the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid can also be integrated into the domestic power supply.