The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Wins Title of “2024 Family Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal
The auto industry is currently going through a dramatic shift towards battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and other electrified concepts. Some automakers would argue that gasoline no longer has a future, but others would disagree – and they would be right. Large automotive groups have argued that plug-in hybrid options are the way to go, and Mitsubishi Motors is proof of that. The award-winning Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV does it again, earning the title of “2024 Family Green Car of the Year™” as part of Green Car Journal’s 2024 Green Car Awards.
“We believe Outlander Plug-in Hybrid offers the right technology at the right time, and based on recent Green Car Awards results, it seems the editors of Green Car Journal agree…We all know that electrification is critical to our collective future, but not everyone is ready to make the leap to a full battery-electric vehicle.” – Mark Chaffin, MMNA President and CEO
Isn’t that the truth? Many consumers, especially in America, have been wary to go all-electric, and it’s a perfectly normal reaction. Until city infrastructure goes through a change that makes BEV charging stations as common as gas stations, the concern is that a BEV will need to recharge, and if the driver can’t find a charge-up station quickly, they’ll be stranded. Thanks to modern technology, that wary can be put to rest with the numerous mobile apps and infotainment system features popping up that can show the driver all available public charging stations along their route and in the immediate area. That’s why many consumers prefer plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) instead – charging up is more of an afterthought, and fueling up is still the same.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV provides the security of having gas in the tank and the luxury of being able to charge up when it’s most convenient. With the growing support and installation services for at-home installation, consumers can keep their Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV charged up and make full use of its power. In recent years, Mitsubishi Motors has pushed the Outlander PHEV even further, upgrading its performance. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a 38-mile all-electric driving range (AER). With a gasoline motor to extend that range, the Outlander PHEV has an EPA-estimated 420 miles of total driving range. That makes the Outlander plug-in a strong contender in the current plug-in hybrid market.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has received honors from Green Car Journal over the last six years. Now in its 19th year, the Green Car Awards™ reviews new, or nearly new, models that prove that a change to a more eco-friendly solution doesn’t mean a drop in performance or efficiency. Open to efficient internal combustion engine models as well as hybrids, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and BEVs, the publication doesn’t count gasoline out just yet. It’s also the first time in the history of the Green Car Awards that plug-in hybrids swept all three of its award categories. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV took home the title of “Family Green Car of the Year” for a second year in a row in 2023, and has a history of winning the title in previous years (2020-2022).
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