Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - endurance test notes

Notes from everyday endurance testing with the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid from Mitsubishi

1.) Drive purely electrically, even under 7 °

Since the firmware update of the Remote Control App, the preheating time of the auxiliary heater can be set to up to 30 minutes. At the beginning of winter, the preheating time of 10 minutes was sufficient to defrost the windows and “preheat” the car - but it wasn't really warm in the car.

With the update, the preheating time of the auxiliary heating (and air conditioning!) Can now be set in three stages. 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes. This also means that after a 30-minute warm-up period, you will find a properly warmed-up car. At temperatures between 0 ° and 5 ° this has so far been sufficient to drive without a “petrol engine”.

Before that it was necessary to switch off the air conditioning so that the PHEV could be moved purely by electricity. Now - with the longer preheating time, this procedure is superfluous.

Just driven 20 kilometers purely electrically, even though it was 3-5 degrees Celsius outside.


2.) Annoying beeps from the tailgate

Yes, this beeping can be really annoying. The “warning” from the tailgate bothers us especially when we load the stroller and the little one (8 months) is asleep in the child seat. Beep, beep, beep. Argh. Unfortunately, Mitsubishi has not left any “storage space” for the user here. Unless you use a screwdriver.

Instructions on how to silence the tailgate can be found after this link.


3.) Current consumption in winter

Again and again and again, an issue. What does the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid on fuel in winter. And the answer is: it depends. Since the software update, the PHEV can also be moved purely electrically over short distances to go shopping or to the post office. Otherwise we often drive 100 km and more in one go and, since we live in the Spessart, we like to go “uphill” and “downhill”. Visiting the topic with friends and relatives can be realized with an average of 5.5 liters per 100 km. 60% of the routes are covered by a petrol engine.

Even if I have already said it in the other posts, I have to repeat it again at this point: The advantage of the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid is the possibility of purely electric driving. The battery must be charged for this. Anyone who concentrates on the “hybrid idea” alone will be amazed at the possible consumption. One thing is clear: 2 ton four-wheel drive SUV with a gasoline engine? What should be economical there? Unless you use the batteries. We do this every day and we always use the auxiliary heating of the Outlander PHEV.


4.) The advantage of the FCM

It almost happened in the last week. One time not paying attention and looking at the “EV display” for too long. The vehicle in front is not observed, he wants to turn and does not announce this with the blinker. No, it just brakes. I in turn distracted by the EV menu zapped and “BEEEEPP” - BRAKES! in the display. thanks FCM'You probably saved us from a rear-end collision. Good these “modern assistance systems”.


Bi-directional charging: Actually, the topic should be dealt with this week, but the flu doesn't stop at the blog's author. Therefore only in the coming week! The answer to the question: where electricity flows in, does it flow out again?


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Everyday life in the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

I look forward to answering further questions in the future as well. If you have a topic that has not yet been edited, but you are interested, write to me!


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