The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the UK’s most popular plug-in vehicle, with the SUV racking more than 30,000 sales since going on sale in 2013. Accounting for a third of the UK’s electric vehicle market, the Outlander PHEV offers a good electric range and efficient drivetrain, especially considering the Mitsubishi’s size and weight. Mitsubishi also regularly updates the Outlander PHEV to improve efficiency, equipment levels, and its design.
The Mistubishi Outlander PHEV is eligible for the OLEV Category 2 Plug-in Car Grant, with up to £2,500 off the cost of the Mitsubishi available from the government. Buyers are likely to be eligible for £500 towards the cost of installing a home charge unit thanks to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
Next Green Car says: “The Outlander PHEV remains one of the best around. There isn’t anything else in the Mitsubishi’s price bracket that offers the same mix of low running costs and practicality”
Find out more in the below Zap-Map Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charging guide.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Range
Official NEDC Range
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Electric only33 miles
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Electric only26 miles
* Combined range using both petrol and electric (from a single full charge)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Charging inlets
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV uses Type 1 and CHAdeMO charging standards. This incorporates a Type 1 inlet for slow and fast charging, with an additional CHAdeMO inlet alongside it to accept rapid charger connectors.
|Type 1 – Slow & Fast||CHAdeMO – Rapid|
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Charging times
Below is a table showing approximately how long it will take to charge a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Times are for a 100% charge for all but rapid charging, which is quoted at the usual 0-80%.
It is worth noting that these times are only a guide as very rarely will an EV driver want to charge from 0%, preferring instead to keep some battery charge in hand. Other factors that might vary the charging time – either reducing it or extending the time taken – include the issue of battery capacities having upper and lower charge restrictions to extend battery life and protect against potential damage, and charging rates slowing down as maximum charge approaches.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is fitted with a 3.7 kW on-board charger for all applications apart from rapid charging. This means that even when connected to a fast charger with a higher maximum output, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will only be able to accept up to 3.7 kW.
|Rapid 50kW||Fast 22kW||Fast 7kW||Slow 3kW||25 mins - 0-80%||3.5 hours - 0-100%||3.5 hours - 0-100%||5 hours - 0-100%|
How much does it cost to charge a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?
The table below shows a high level estimate of cost to charge the 12 kWh battery in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at home or where a charge is made on the rapid charge network – many public points are free.
|Type||Cost/kWh||Cost to charge*||Cost per mile^||Home||14p/kWh||£1.70||6.5 p/mile||Public Rapid||30p/kWh||£3.60||13.8 p/mile|
* Approximate cost to charge a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV from 0% to 100%. Actual cost dependent on charge remaining, usable battery capacity, and age of battery pack.
^ Cost per mile calculated on real-world range for a more accurate figure than one based on official figures.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV should only cost around 5p-11p per mile to run, though that’s with a number of variables in your favour. Expect a cost of 6p-14p per mile for a more accurate real world cost, presuming that the majority of charging is done at home. Prices for a full charge are a worst case scenario, and only applicable should a driver use all of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs charge before plugging in. It’s worth remembering that many typical journeys are covered by the Outlander PHEV’s electric range.
According to a Zap-Map survey, 85% of EV drivers charge their car at home, making it an important aspect of owning an electric vehicle. The most common level of charge for an EV to get down to before being charged at a public point is 21%-30%, with 60% of drivers surveyed starting charging between 11% and 40%. Only 10% of drivers regularly see a charge of 0%-10% before they start charging.
Charging a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on public networks
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is able to be fast and rapid charged from public points, depending on network coverage. Fast charging will require a Type 1-to-Type 2 cable, often supplied with the vehicle. Rapid charging uses a CHAdeMO connector which is tethered to the charge point.
Costs vary network to network, but you can find out more by clicking on the button below, taking you to Zap-Map’s public network pages.
Charging a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at home
Buying a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will likely entitle you to an Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant. This will give you up to £500 off the cost of a fully installed charge point at home. Certain criteria need to be met, and off-street parking needs to be available too.
Costs vary depending on installer and charge point chosen, though you can find out more information by clicking on the button below. Mitsubishi lists Chargemaster as its official dedicated charging partner with information available at the dealership on products available from the charge point supplier.
Customers can buy an OLEV approved charge point from any supplier, as long as it is also fitted by an OLEV approved installer in order to qualify for the EVHS. Buying a Chargemaster charge point could make life a little easier since the process can be started at the dealership, but it might be worth shopping about beforehand so you know what products and prices are on the market.
How to charge a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is available with Type 1 and CHAdeMO charging standards, both of which are found on the off-side rear 3/4 panel where you would expect to find a petrol flap.
The left-hand inlet is for the Type 1 connector, which is for leads used when charging at home or at public fast points. This cable will have a Type 2 connector at one end – to plug into the car – and a Type 2 connector at the other for the charge point.
To the right of the Type 1 socket is a CHAdeMO inlet, which allows for the connection of a CHAdeMO rapid charger. This will be tethered to the rapid charger units so you don’t need to take the cable around with you.
Charging using either standard requires the user to simply plug the connectors into the correct port, before the car then ‘talks’ to the charging unit to make sure there is a power supply, that there are no faults, and that it is safe to start charging. If charging at home or at some work place charge points, there is no further need to activate the charging process.
In public though, there will usually be an activation process needed. Depending on the charge point provider, this will usually be an RFID card or smartphone app, often linked to an account you have already set up. Once activated, the car and charge point will have the same ‘conversation’ as when plugged in at home, before starting the charging process.