Outlander PHEV Wins ‘Best Green Development’ at Techie Awards
Well fancy that: turns out that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is not just the “Best Alternative Fuel Vehicle” in the UK, but it is also the proud recipient of the “Best Green Development” Award which it won in BusinessCar’s annual Techie Awards. Meanwhile, it also won a new award in the United States. Yeah, it’s the “Seriously. Guys. What’s the Holdup With This Thing? We’ve Been Waiting Like Forever. FOR. EV. ER.” Award.
“We are delighted that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has won the ‘Green Award’ at the BusinessCar Techie’s [sic],” said Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK. “The Outlander PHEV is an exciting new vehicle, at the forefront of a new era in fleet and company car use.”
The Techies are the only awards that focus specifically on company cars, and they have honored technologies that make it easier to operate and maintain fleets for the past six years. BusinessCar’s experts were wowed by the Outlander PHEV’s combination of affordability, utility, and refinement.
From BusinessCar’s entry on the Outlander PHEV:
Mitsubishi is talking bullishly about the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle being a “game changer” in the segment, and it’s easy to see why.
Combining a petrol engine with an electric motor, it’s capable of around 32.5 miles on electric power alone before switching to a petrol-electric hybrid. That technology offers figures of 44g/km of CO2, putting the car in the 5% BIK band for this year.
As Mitsubishi proclaims, it’s a full-size four-wheel drive SUV with five seats and a big boot, and for drivers doing less than 30 miles between charges, it won’t use any fuel. And best of all is the price, which, post-Government £5000 grant, is comparable with the equivalent diesel Outlander, rather than being saddled with the kind of price premium that is putting some people off plug-in cars. Employers’ National Insurance expense will also be reduced as a result of the Outlander’s ultra low-emission vehicle status.
We’ll keep you posted on the latest awards won by the Outlander PHEV. We hear it’s currently nominated for the “Seriously, People in America Want to Drive This and Will Pay You Money For It, So What Part About That Formula Doesn’t Sound Appealing” Award.