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Mitsubishi Hybrid & Electric Vehicles FAQ

Mitsubishi Hybrid & Electric Vehicles FAQ


Mitsubishi has been one of the leading automotive brands in creating emission-reducing vehicles for more eco-friendly transportation. Mitsubishi has released fully-electric and hybrid vehicles at the forefront of this movement and has implemented environmentally-friendly technological solutions. Keep reading to learn more about Mitsubishi’s mission to create more sustainable transportation.

When Was the First Mitsubishi Electric Car Introduced?

Over a decade ago, in 2009. This was when Mitsubishi released the i-MiEV, the first highway-capable electric car available to multiple markets worldwide.

Why Go Electric?

Many drivers choose to go electric, as driving an electric vehicle comes with many benefits. These benefits include cutting out harmful emissions from your daily commute, instant torque, a quiet and smooth ride, HOV lane access, and saving money through fewer fill-ups, tax incentives, and a higher resale value.

Are Electric Cars and Hybrid Vehicles Safe?

Yes! As with every car manufactured by a trusted automotive brand like Mitsubishi, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles undergo rigorous safety testing. These vehicles are also often equipped with advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies to promote confidence and peace of mind wherever the road takes you.

Are the Batteries Used in Electric Cars and Hybrid Vehicles Bad for the Environment?

No, the batteries that you’ll find in electric cars and hybrid vehicles are made from Lithium-ion and are 90% recyclable.

What’s the Difference Between EVs, HEVs And PHEVs?

EV stands for an electric vehicle, which means the car is powered solely by an electric motor and produces no emissions. HEV stands for a hybrid-electric vehicle built with both an electric motor and a traditional engine, with the battery being charged through regenerative braking. PHEV stands for a plug-in hybrid vehicle, which first uses the electric battery and then switches to the engine when more power is needed.

Do Electric Car Batteries Need to be Replaced?

Batteries within electric cars are built to last as long as the vehicle. However, replacement may be needed if the battery is not properly charged or stored, leading to reduced performance. To ensure that your battery runs as it should for as long as possible, Mitsubishi provides a 10-year (or 160,000 km – whichever comes first) limited warranty for its Main Drive Lithium-ion battery.

How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car or PHEV?

It depends on how full the battery is when you charge it and how powerful your charger is. For example, if you have an Outlander PHEV that needs a full charge, Level 1 charging (120V) will take less than eight hours, Level 2 charging (240V) will take less than four hours, and with DC Fast Charging, it can get your battery up to 80% charged in just 25 minutes.

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