Ergon Energy Queensland plugs into Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
8th Sep, 2015
Ergon Energy is the latest company to equip its fleet with Mitsubishi’s cutting edge electric vehicle technology, through a fleet of new Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUVs.
The Queensland electricity company has procured the Outlander PHEVs as part of its strategy to reduce carbon emissions and embrace emerging technologies, which includes promoting the benefits of electric vehicles.
Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV and heralds of new era of practical, sustainable automotive technology.
The Outlander PHEV – which stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle – boasts combined fuel efficiency of just 1.9-litres per 100 kilometres* – the lowest official ADR fuel consumption figure of any SUV sold in Australia. Outlander PHEV’s CO2 emissions are also super low at 44 gm/km.
The Outlander PHEV has all of the user-friendly attributes of a regular SUV, with its generous five-seat interior and cargo area, 1,500kg braked towing capacity and four-wheel drive capability.
The Outlander PHEV also offers motorists the efficiency and quiet operation of EV performance without compromising comfort and practicality.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said Mitsubishi Motors is pleased to support Ergon Energy and its efforts to raise awareness of electric vehicles and environmental sustainability.
“Outlander PHEV’s simple and quiet operation and extended range makes it the ideal electric vehicle for short trips and long distance driving,” he said.
“Ergon Energy’s fleet of Outlander PHEVs will be versatile and comfortable enough to travel almost anywhere in Queensland, all while helping Ergon Energy spend less money on fuel and reduce its environmental impact.”
Ergon Energy Chief Executive Ian McLeod said his company is committed to promoting the wider adoption of EVs across Queensland.
“Ergon Energy seeks to reduce carbon emissions and embrace technologies such as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. As a forward thinking electricity distributor we believe that wider adoption of EVs will happen,” Mr McLeod said.
“This is a journey to which we are committed, and we’re very excited to be now firmly in the driver’s seat as well.”
The development of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle technology is a key focus for Mitsubishi Motors and will be central to its future product line-up. Mitsubishi Motors expects EVs and PHEVs to represent around 20 per cent of its production by 2020.