Notes from the endurance test routine with the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid Outlander
How annoying is the plug?
Zero. Not at all. It's basically amazing how quickly you get used to it. The main use of the vehicle as a “family SUV” also ensures that you basically charge in your own garage at home. We have one for this 22 kW-enabled mobile wallbox acquired. This is massively oversized for the plug-in hybrid Outlander, but gives freedom that you would otherwise not have. Those of "CAR-GO-ELECTRIC "Multicharger Charging Box with 22 kW and Type-2 Box has proven to be extremely practical. With us the mobile wallbox hangs in the garage and the plug for the Outlander PHEV is plugged in there. Close the garage door and plug the car into the electricity first? In the meantime, a handle. Our Outlander test car is primarily loaded via the 3.7 kW option, the ChaDeMo is hardly used. Plugging the vehicle into the power has become as normal as locking doors or the like.
Conclusion: No, “refueling” a car with a plug is not annoying. On the contrary, our 2-year-old was last surprised when another test vehicle had to go to the gas station to “refuel”. Times change.
What is the current consumption?
Currently we are well below the NEDC figures. With 1.44 liters on 100 km (calculated on 2.600 km) we can fully exploit the advantages of plug-in hybrids in everyday life. Many trips run below the 40 km border and are purely electric.
What has been broken so far?
Nothing. It's almost a bit frustrating. We drove over 30.000 km with our PHEVs soon and nothing broke. Nothing at all.
What would we do differently?
We'd give the plug-in Hybrid Outlander a “pure EV” mode. There are days when you don't want to pay attention to the gas pedal and still drive purely electrically. A “pure EV mode” could help. And we would treat the Outlander to 2x 230 volt sockets in the interior. Since the project with the bi-directional power box has not yet got off to a good start, classic Schuko sockets would be a start. Because with the power of a rechargeable battery, an Outlander plug-in hybrid could do quite well as a “mobile” power generator on the campsite. Speaking of camping: We still owe the test with the trailer. It will be made up for and will come! Promised is promised!
Everyday life in the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid
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