Over the past couple of decades, electric and battery vehicle technology has been making great strides. Mitsubishi holds innovation at its heart and has long been working to advance electric and battery technology for environmentally-friendly and efficiency purposes without sacrificing power and performance. Recently, Mitsubishi has developed a state-of-the-art Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) system that it has implemented within a few of its hybrid vehicles. At Tom Hodges Mitsubishi, we’re very excited about this eco-friendly technology and what it offers drivers.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology works by equipping the vehicle with both a conventional internal combustion engine and an electric motor paired with a battery. With such a system, the vehicle can achieve greater efficiency and reduce its fuel consumption and emissions. The PHEV system is not simply a hybrid system, but a plug-in hybrid system, which means you can plug the vehicle into electrical outlets—either at home or at designated vehicle charging stations—to charge the vehicle’s battery.
In the Mitsubishi PHEV system, there are two electric motors instead of just one, and three different driving modes: EV Mode, Series Hybrid Mode, and Parallel Hybrid Mode. EV Mode is purely electric power, and you can typically get 30-35 miles in this mode, making it perfect for errands or the daily commute. In Series Hybrid Mode, the system uses its gas engine to generate power for the electric motors. The last mode, the Parallel Hybrid Mode, is the mode best suited to high-speed driving, as the gas engine can operate more efficiently independently.
Thanks to Mitsubishi’s advanced PHEV system, you can reap the benefits of improved efficiency and reduced emissions without compromising performance.