Outlander PHEV becomes first plug-in hybrid to offer V2H system

Outlander PHEV becomes first plug-in hybrid to offer V2H system


Mitsubishi Motors has announced that the Outlander PHEV is now able to supply electrical power to homes in Japan becoming the first plug-in hybrid to have a vehicle-to-home (V2H) system approved.

Until now, the use of a V2H system had only been approved for all-electric vehicles such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV series. However, as the Outlander PHEVs engine does not run while the vehicle is connected to a V2H system, it has become the first plug-in hybrid to be accepted.

This means the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can now be utilised as an emergency power source, supplying electricity stored in the vehicle’s drive battery to run domestic appliances in a power outage or a natural disaster.

The cars battery can provide enough energy to power a house for a day, without needing to use the engine as a generator. It is also possible for the Outlander to generate enough electricity for 10 days with a full tank of fuel.

Currently, the V2H option is only available to Japanese owners and buyers.

This is not the first time the Outlander has broken boundaries for plug-in hybrids; it was also the first PHEV to be fitted with rapid charging capabilities, allowing it to charge at CHAdeMO rapid points in under 30 minutes.

Digital Journal