Driving forward with Mitsubishi

23 March 2015

Over the past few years we’ve been working with Mitsubishi to support a move to greener, more energy efficient vehicles. 

The first step was back in 2010, when we introduced the Mitsubishi iMiEV as a staff pool vehicle in our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane offices. All the iMiEV’s were recharged with government accredited 100 percent GreenPower, increasing their environmental credibility.

Mitsubishi President and CEO, Mr Mutsuhiro Oshikiri and National PHEV Sales Manager, Craig Norris.

Since then, we’ve worked hard to deliver electric vehicle (EV) charging solution advice for customers, as well as providing charging installations in homes, businesses and publicly accessible locations across Australia.

With the arrival of the new Mitsubishi Outlander (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)) Origin has further strengthened its relationship with Mitsubishi to support a range of electric vehicle options.  

We’ve been putting the Outlander to the test; by assessing the cars’ benefits, and we’re now deploying these vehicles across many of our business units for field operations.

The Outlander PHEV is an outstanding example of the technology that’s changing transport forever; a combination of a highly efficient electric drive with hybrid technology that will take you almost anywhere and bring you home again.1

The innovative plug-in hybrid system combines a 2.0L Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control System (MIVEC) petrol engine paired with high output 60 kW twin front and rear motors, and a high capacity 12 kWh drive battery that can produce a combined fuel economy of 1.9L/100km.2 Compare this to a similar sized petrol car, Toyota Kluger AWD Grange, which produces a fuel economy of 10.6L/100km, you can see it has a remarkable fuel economy.3


"The Outlander PHEV is an outstanding example of the technology that’s changing transport forever."


Around the suburbs or the city you can drive up to 52 km a day in EV mode when it’s fully charged.That’s zero petrol and zero drive time emissions when the battery is recharged with 100% government accredited GreenPower. 

You’ll most likely need to recharge from grid power every few days, but that’s as easy as plugging into a 10 or 15 amp power point at home.

When it comes to costs, it’s interesting to note that recharging costs can be half that of petrol or diesel, when driving in EV mode.5 And you can almost halve the cost to recharge by programming the car to charge overnight, benefiting from off-peak electricity costs.


"When it comes to costs, it’s interesting to note that recharging costs can be half that of petrol or diesel, when driving in EV mode."


If you have a plug-in hybrid EV, imagine only having to visit the service station to top-up your petrol tank a few times during the year instead of every week!  

The Outlander PHEV is not only the first of its kind in Australia, it’s the first of its kind in the world.  It’s an SUV that will deliver fuel economy, comfort, quietness, range and power.

This is certainly a step forward from the all-electric i-MiEV and we're excited to be taking this next step with Mitsubishi in raising the profile of vehicles such as the Outlander and PHEV.6

Fine out more about the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV at Mitsubishi.com.au

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  1. Mitsubishi Motors, Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi Motors.
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  3. Toyota, Kluger AWD Grange, Toyota. 
  4. Based on official ADR 81/02 testing.
  5. Cost comparison based on the current NSW domestic household electricity tariff of 0.252 cents per kWh inclusive of GST and daily average ULP petrol price of $1.23 per litre. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been compared with a Toyota Kluger 4WD using the Australian Government, Green Vehicle Guide. Average daily petrol prices informed by the National Roads & Motorists Association (mynrma.com.au), Petrol prices.
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