For years, Mitsubishi has been working to develop its hybrid technology. Its current Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV) system helps drivers enjoy more efficient driving while delivering a safe, comfortable, and reliable performance.
At low to mid-range speed, the PHEV system will stay in EV Mode using the vehicle’s electric motors until the battery power gets too low. When this happens, the PHEV system switches to a Series Hybrid Mode that automatically starts the gasoline engine to generate more power for the electric motors.
When driving at higher speeds, the PHEV system uses Parallel Hybrid Mode, which uses the gasoline engine’s power to drive the vehicle.
To help generate energy for the battery, there is a Regenerative Mode that activates when the vehicle is braking. It captures energy that is normally lost during deceleration and transfers it into electrical energy to be stored in the battery.
With this wide range of driving modes, a Mitsubishi PHEV is a versatile, efficient machine. It automatically selects the appropriate mode to match the driving conditions, based on speed or load.
According to Mitsubishi, its PHEV systems can drive in EV Mode using only battery power for at least 30 miles.