Plug-in Hybrid EV technology
What's the difference between Hybrid, EV and PHEV?
A Hybrid vehicle uses both a petrol engine and electric motors, with the battery charging only when the vehicle is in motion. In contrast, an electric vehicle (or EV) is powered by battery only, which gets charged from an external power supply. The Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) has a petrol engine and a large capacity battery, which can be recharged from an external power supply to provide a pure electric, zero emission driving range of 45km. So it’s convenient to charge and it’s more versatile because you’ve got two forms of power working in harmony.
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In EV mode the motors power the vehicle using electricity from the battery, resulting in zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions. The drive mode is quiet, clean and powerful. Maximum speed is 135km/h. EV Mode = Electric Motor Only.
EV MODE = ELECTRIC MOTOR ONLY.
In Series Hybrid mode the motors power the vehicle using engine-generated electricity. The engine generates electricity to recharge the battery when the level is low and to increase power when accelerating rapidly or going up-hill.
SERIES HYBRID MODE = ELECTRIC MOTOR + PETROL ENGINE ASSISTANCE.
In Parallel Hybrid mode the engine powers the vehicle at high speeds etc, (when engine efficiency is high) with assistance from the motors when extra power is required.
PARALLEL HYBRID MODE = PETROL ENGINE + ELECTRIC MOTOR ASSISTANCE.
Charge the battery as you drive
Kinetic energy is generated naturally as the vehicle brakes. To help keep your battery charge topped up, the Outlander PHEV makes use of this energy. The electric motor uses the vehicle's momentum to recover energy that would be otherwise lost to the brake discs as heat. The paddle selectors on your steering wheel let you adjust the amount of brakeforce and therefore the amount of energy you regenerate. You can choose from six levels depending on driving conditions.
Total control at your fingertips
You can engage EV mode and the Outlander PHEV will stay on EV power until the battery runs low or you require maximum power.
Low CO2 Emissions
To learn about the thrill of travelling in the Outlander PHEV, go to The Drive