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Mitsubishi announced that they will roll out a Plug-In Hybrid EV model of its crossover at the forthcoming 2012 Paris Motor show this September. Called the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV (PHEV), it will share the same architecture with the soon to be launched Outlander's Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) versions.
The company claims that it will be the first mainstream model from a carmaker to be deisnged from the outset with built in provisions for either ICE or PHEV power trains. PHEV's drivetrain, which was previewed at the Concept PX-MiEV at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show combines a front electric motor, rear electric motor and a front mounted 2.0 liter petrol engine.
The system provides three separate driving modes, named Pure, Series and Parallel.
Pure mode uses the front and rear electric motors alone powered by a battery, Series mode will use two electric motors assisted by the petrol engine acting as a generator and in Parallel mode, the gasoline engine is supported by both the electric motors.
Mitsubishi says that the Plug-in Hybrid system will allow for a driving range of more than 800km (500 miles) and a CO2 emissions target under 50 g/km.
While slated to go on sale in Europe in fall, it will be available to the rest of the world in the coming months.