Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has been operating in accordance with its Environmental Policy to reduce global warming and enhance sustainability in mobility. The policy is in-line with its vision to 'Create a vibrant society by realizing the potential of mobility', with a mission to 'Make positive contributions to the sustainable development of our society'. Towards this end, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation formulated the New Environmental Plan Package, based on the company's recognition of the need to define the direction of initiatives that anticipate society 30 years into the future
Some of the issues addressed by the package include a vehicle's Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). It is an approach to quantify the environmental impact of a part or vehicle through all stages of its life cycle, including mining natural resources for parts and materials, manufacturing, assembly, driving, producing fuel and disposing the vehicle, to quantify CO2 emissions from the respective processes.
The LCA is used to develop environment-friendly parts, production technologies for electric-powered vehicles and new model vehicles, comparing the life-cycle CO2 emissions with conventional parts and vehicles. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, for example, was developed with lower lifecycle CO2 emissions compared with conventional vehicles. According to Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, it is the perfect balance between environmental preservation and human progress. At the same time, LCA is also applied to existing vehicles and models, the results of which are then used to determine whether further development is required, and to verify the effect of development.
Early June this year, the World Environment Day theme assigned by UNEP is 'Ecosystem Restoration'. The aim is to encourage everyone to recreate their lifestyle focusing on environment preservation, being aware of the depletion of natural resources and environment, and aiming to restore the environment so it will remain abundant for the generations to come. Cooperation by everyone in changing our lifestyles to reduce exploitation of natural resources and stop environmental degradation. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, one of low-emission mobility. It has been designed with the advanced and eco-friendly technologies for the future. It outperforms with overall fuel consumption of 52.6 Km/L(3) or 1.9 L/100Km(3) under the NEDC(4), low carbon dioxide emission of 43 g/Km
In addition, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the world's best-selling PHEV, sold in more than 60 countries with cumulative global sales of more than 283,000 units as of May 2021. Currently, it is the perfect solution to energy-efficient and environmentally-responsible mobility. While zero-emissions is the ultimate objective, issues such as range anxiety and less charging infrastructure continue to plague battery electric vehicles (BEV). This makes Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV the perfect solution for sustainable motoring in the current climate.
It is the flagship model which embodies Mitsubishi Motors' expertise in electrification, SUV and all-wheel control technologies. The vehicle delivers a quiet, smooth yet powerful acceleration unique to electric vehicles (EVs) with eco-friendly technologies.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can be used as an EV in daily life and as a hybrid vehicle for long trips, allowing drivers to enjoy motor driving without worrying about recharging. The twin-motor 4WD combined with S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) system enables sure-footed handling and peace-of-mind motoring in various road and weather conditions.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV provides two on-board power outlets with a maximum output of 1,500 watts, enabling it to supply power from its traction battery to power electrical appliances for outdoor leisure. It can also function as a reliable source of electricity in an emergency or blackout. Since Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can generate its own power, it can supply electricity to a home using the vehicle-to-home (V2H) equipment for up to 10 days(5) when fully charged and fueled.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is without doubt, the best sustainable solution for practicality, durability, performance and expense. It is the first Thai-Made Japanese PHEV that will offer environmental-friendly solution for Thai customers.
Source: Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand)