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So hows does it work?

Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is powered by two 60kW electric motors, one at each end. There’s also a 2.0L petrol engine that charges the 12kWh Lithium-ion battery and supplies torque when necessary. Put it all together and you’re never limited by range, because you can charge the battery while driving. Economy is an eye-popping 1.7L/100km. Emissions are only 39g/km of exhaust emissions (ADR81/02 test procedure).

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Three driving modes

Depending on driving conditions and battery level, the Outlander's Plug-in Hybrid EV powertrain automatically selects the optimum drive mode so you can enjoy worry free, fuel-efficient motoring.

2.0L Engine

A small yet powerful 2.0L MiVEC petrol engine has been selected for its quiet Electric Vehicle cruising potential and its ability to supply the two the electric motors with electricity.


The high-capacity battery provides a range of up to 54km* in Electric Vehicle mode.  Solid frame-weld construction the battery is watertight and durable so no mater if your on or off the road the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been designed to meet the tough conditions of an SUV. *ADR81/02 official test regime

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Electric Vehicle Mode

An all-electric mode where the front and rear motors drive the vehicle using only electricity from the battery. With zero on-road petrol consumption and zero CO2 emissions, you can enjoy quiet and exceptionally eco-friendly performance. *Overseas model shown

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Series Hybrid Mode

The petrol engine operates as a generator supplying electricity to the electric motors. The system switches to this mode when the remaining charge in the battery falls below a predetermined level and when additional power is required, such as accelerating to pass a vehicle or for driving up a steep incline. *Overseas model shown

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Parallel Mode

The gasoline engine provides most of the motive power, assisted by the electric motors as required. The system switches to this mode for higher-speed driving when the gasoline engine operates at peak efficiency. *Overseas model shown

Driving Scenarios

Click here to see the remarkable fuel efficiency and environmental performance of the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Use these driving scenarios to help estimate what level of petrol and electricity use you can expect.

6 Star Economy

With an eye-popping 1.7L/100km, Outlander Plug-in Hybrid achieves a 6 star Energywise rating with an annual fuel cost of $280. (Source: Energywise)

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PHEV works for GWRC

Greater Wellington Regional Council recently chose Outlander PHEV. As a 4WD SUV, they find it very practical. They can drive across river beds to get water samples and tackle other off-road jobs. They’re also making significant savings on their fuel costs. They estimate they’re spending the equivalent of only 30c per litre of fuel, thanks to the Plug-In Hybrid EV technology. Up to 70% of their short-range trips can be done in full EV mode, producing no emissions at all. Overall, they’re finding this fleet twice as efficient as fossil fuel vehicles. 

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