The 2021 Outlander PHEV gets more efficient and more affordable, thanks to its bigger battery pack.
Mitsubishi has been hard at work on the plug-in hybrid variant of its Outlander SUV. According to an announcement made on Tuesday, that work has paid off in the form of a better all-electric range and qualification for a larger tax incentive for buyers.
The heart of the changes to the Outlander PHEV is an increase in the size of its battery pack -- this is what boosts the Outlander's electric range from 22 to 24 miles. Now, two miles may not sound like much, but that's a trip to the grocery store and back for many people, so it's not nothing.
Next, Mitsubishi upgraded the Outlander's electric rear motor, so it now produces 70 kilowatts of power, up from 60. This, combined with a more efficient 2.4-liter internal combustion ...
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