The 10 key questions about the Mitsubishi Outlander's battery

Do you have questions about the battery, recuperation? To the life of the battery? We have answers!

Recuperation: What is it?

Recuperation refers to the energy recovery used in the plug-in Hybrid Outlander. When taking away gas, as well as braking, the driver can convert the energy directly into electricity and thus store it in the battery. While driving it is possible to choose from six different settings. Directly via the selector lever, where 3 stages are currently possible or via the fine tuning, which can be carried out via the shift paddles on the steering wheel. The driver does not really notice that the energy is currently being recovered.

Can external factors influence the range?

Yes, it always depends on which devices are in operation. For example, the air conditioning, the radio or the lighting system, which also draws its energy from the drive battery. The higher the climate control is set, the sooner the battery capacity decreases. Low ambient temperatures can also affect the physical performance of the battery. As a result, as well as by fast acceleration or high speeds, the overall range is reduced. One should think of these factors, who plans longer trips.

What are the loading possibilities of the Outlander?

The advantage of the Outlander is that the battery can be charged to virtually any standard power outlet. Whether at home, at work, in the hotel or on the road. Almost everywhere there are possibilities. (Ask beforehand if it is allowed). In addition, there are secured outdoor sockets, fast charging columns for the home or charging stations at gas stations. In addition, the battery recharges by the energy recovery, so by recuperation, as well as in the gasoline engine operation.

How long does the battery need to be charged?

If the battery is completely empty, the battery charge lasts about 5 hours at 230 V / 10A or 4 hours at 230 V / 16A. At a fast station it is sometimes faster. With the CHAdeMO standard, the charging process takes only about 40 minutes, if the combustion engine is used while stationary, for example in a traffic jam, the charge lasts about 40 minutes.

What about the life of the battery?

Instead of nickel-metal hybrid batteries, Mitsubishi uses the practical lithium-ion technology batteries. These are positive in terms of durability, charging capabilities and performance. The capacity of batteries decreases slightly is normal. However, the durability of these batteries is relatively high.

In 10 years, it loses only about 30% of the performance. Of course, it depends on the storage and the vehicle use, so it is impossible to give exact figures here. It also depends on how the battery is charged, who would like to increase the durability, chooses best an intelligent charging station, where a controlled charging is enabled. In addition, Mitsubishi offers an 5 year warranty or up to 100.000 km on all electrical components, including the traction battery.

How much do charging stations cost for the Outlander?

If you buy a hybrid car, you should consider installing a fast charging station. In the long run, this acquisition is definitely worth it and it will also benefit friends, if they also have hybrid or electric cars. Gradually, there will be more and more people who rely on environmentally friendly cars, as the installation of a charging station is in any case an advantage. The Outlander does not necessarily need an energy filling station.

A normal socket is sufficient. However, if you want to charge your vehicle faster, you will inevitably need a charging box. There are simple boxes, intelligent ones as well as quick charging stations. In terms of price, these range between EUR 500 and EUR 1.500. Anyone who purchases the Plug-In Outlander will of course receive special conditions directly from Mitsubishi, including an installation service for at home. Since there are complete offers, this is usually discussed when the vehicle is ordered. If not, just ask for it.

Uncontrolled and user-controlled charging: what's the difference?

Uncontrolled charging means that the vehicle is plugged into the mains and fully charged. With user-controlled charging, the owner can determine how long and, most importantly, when.

For example, if different electricity rates are used, such as green electricity and supply, the user-controlled charging can pay off, since you benefit from the cheap electricity (for example, at night). The user controls this via an app on the smartphone, via the charging point or via an input directly in the vehicle.

Which connectors are suitable?

Supplied directly with the standard charging cable, which can be connected to any Schuko plug. This can be connected remotely to the CHAdeMo connections at the fast charging stations. Other charging cables, for example the type 2 plug, are available directly from the trading partner.

The definition of bidirectional charging!

Mitsubishi is the first manufacturer to offer bidirectional charging capability in Germany with its two models, the Plug-in Hybrid Outlander and Electric Vehicle. This means that injected energy is stored directly and is available via a Powerbox. In that case the direct current is converted into alternating current. Thus, electrical equipment and Co can be operated directly where there are otherwise no power connections. Those who own a photovoltaic system can also transfer the injected electricity directly into the home network and use it as a buffer storage in the future.

Does the vehicle stop when the battery is empty?

No, the combustion engine shuts off automatically and then the engine is powered by gasoline. So the car then drives like a normal vehicle.

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