MITSUBISHI has confirmed that the Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) will be exempt from the London Congestion Charge – and London-based company car drivers will like the new model’s five per cent banding for company car tax as well.
Add in a zero rating for vehicle excise duty and the plug-in Outlander is a real tax winner.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a roomy mid-sized SUV but still manages a combined fuel consumption of 148mpg and CO2 emissions of 44g/km – that means it meets the tougher conditions for the London Congestion Charge, introduced in July this year, which saw many small cars with conventional diesel and petrol engines lose their exempt status.
Now only pure electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids that are able to travel ten miles in electric-only mode and emit less than 75g/km make the cut.
Mitsubishi reckons the Outlander PHEV can travel up to 32 miles and hit a top speed of 74mph running just on the power from its batteries; the combined maximum range running on both electric motors and the combustion engine is 514 miles.
Toby Marshall, Sales and Marketing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “Everyone at Mitsubishi is incredibly excited about the arrival of the PHEV version of Outlander.
“Not only is it extremely clean and green, but it is fantastic to drive. Power from the car is delivered quietly and smoothly. It certainly doesn’t hang around either!
“With so much already going for it, the fact that it now qualifies for Congestion Charge exemption is great news.”