Japan 2013-2014’s Innovation Award
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s Outlander PHEV mid-size SUV powered by the Mitsubishi Motors’ Plug-in Hybrid EV System has won the Car of the Year Japan 203-2014’s Innovation Award which recognizes the car sth the most innovative technologies that contribute environment, safety and other mobility issues by the Car of the Year Japan committee.
The Car of the Year Japan committee chose the Outlander PHEV based on the following:
• (The Outlander PHEV) proposes a new way of using a vehicle by skillfully combining the advantages of SUV and plug-in hybrid EV (electric vehicle) technologies.
• Achievement of a combination of high fuel efficiency with a higher level of driving performance.
• A solution for the disadvantage of short cruising ranges of EVs while still working as EV through range extension.
• Superbness of ability to charge to the batteries of the vehicle by itself as well as high output from the high-capacity battery
In order to achieve sustainable driving, MMC continues to proactively introduce electric-powered vehicles including EVs and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) to the market aiming to become a leading company in electric-powered vehicle technologies while contributing towards environmental conservation by reducing CO2 emission at the global level.