What is the impact of switching to electric on your footprint %
Mitsubishi is a leader in eco-friendly technology with the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) being Canada's best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV. A great compromise between practicality and reducing your carbon footprint, PHEVs have an electric motor to handle your commute without emissions while also providing a gas-powered engine for range.
How Do PHEVs Work?
PHEVs combine an electric motor and gas engine to help drivers reduce their carbon footprint without restricting movement. While many drivers shy away from fully electric vehicles because of range restrictions and the anxiety of finding a charging station out on the road, PHEVs drive for many kilometres on pure electric before switching over to the gas engine once the battery is depleted.
However, good driving habits can extend the electric battery range. Regenerative braking can recharge the battery and add EV range back to the Mitsubishi PHEV.
How Do PHEVs Affect Your Carbon Footprint?
PHEVs provide up to 39 kilometres of pure electric range, which allows a good percentage of drivers to go to and from work without using gasoline at all. This is a significant reduction in emissions and the impact of your carbon footprint.
The share of kilometres that PHEVs electrify result in a total of upwards of 55% less tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional vehicles. Even on the lower end, estimates point to carbon dioxide emissions being reduced by 17%, which still is a drastic reduction if all vehicles adopt PHEV technology.
PHEVs such as the Mitsubishi Outlander offer many advantages to drivers. The L/100km fuel economy is often amazing as the electric battery generates power far beyond its pure EV driving range. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers 3.2Le combined fuel economy.
As discussed, lower emissions are another benefit of PHEV and EV vehicles. They offer much lower emissions from normal gasoline cars and even lower emissions than traditional hybrids.
PHEVs and EVs are much cheaper to run, even considering the cost of using your home's electricity source to charge them. The cost for a PHEV's electricity is significantly cheaper than filling up at the gas pump. Instead of paying $4 or $5 per gallon of gas, PHEVs are charged at the equivalent of 75 cents per gallon.
While Level 2 or Level 3 charging stations are not found everywhere, PHEVs and EVs can also add battery power from standard 120-volt outlets. So, you do not have to drive around in search of a gas station on your trip, simply plug into an outlet wherever you stop!
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi introduced the original Outlander PHEV in 2013, long before other manufacturers got into the PHEV and EV business. With such longevity, Mitsubishi's history shows the reliability and popularity of PHEVs among drivers who want to reduce their carbon footprint without taking the plunge into an EV.
Making a Difference by Choosing an EV
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a great choice for drivers who want to make a positive impact on the environment while still enjoying the drive.