28 Apr Parker expands fleet with Mitsubishi Outlander
On April 19, Mitsubishi Motors delivered the newest addition to Parker’s fleet of state-of-the-art electric vehicles which are tested in the project. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the world’s first plug-in Hybrid SUV and is among the first hybrid cars ever to be tested in EU.
With the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Parker expands its fleet of vehicles with the latest car model from Mitsubishi Motors. The car is the first of its kind in Denmark with a Danish number plate, and is also the only hybrid car in the project’s fleet.
By expanding the fleet of test vehicles with a Mitsubishi plug-in Hybrid SUV, Parker achieves even greater diversity and scalability as it allows the project to conduct tests on a wider range of car models.
Based on tests such as frequency regulations on several electric vehicles, Parker will ultimately be able to make a universal definition for grid integration, so that electric vehicles across car-makes can provide electricity to the power grid.
About Outlander PHEV
The Outlander PHEV has one engine and two motors, which it automatically switches between to the optimum drive mode, dependent on the road conditions ;
EV Drive Mode, Series Hybrid Mode and Parallel Hybrid Mode.
The drivers can select the EV Priority mode with EV switch depend on the need of him/herself.
EV priority mode holds EV Drive Mode and helps prevent the engine from starting as much as possible.
When in EV Drive Mode, the vehicle will run solely on electricity. Here, the car’s twin motors power the vehicle using electricity from the lithium-ion battery. The EV driving range is 54 km (NEDC). Even if the battery is empty, the engine generates electricity to enable long drive.
Together, the two motors’ max output power is each 60 kW and the battery capacity is 12 kWh.