98.9% of the 2,766 Mitsubishi Outlanders Sold in the Netherlands in November Were PHEVs

DEC 18 2013 BY MARK KANE 12

Outlander PHEV

Outlander PHEV

We already know that in the Netherlands, the number of Mitsubishi Outlander registrations amounted to 2,766 units in November. This is official data.

But the number of PHEV versions that we posted at 2,600 units was just an well-educated estimate on our behalf.

Now, Eagle Aid released info confirming that 2,736 of the 2,766 Outlanders sold in the Netherlands in November were plug-ins.

2,736 from 2,766 is over 98.9%!

This is a dream debut month for the Outlander PHEV in the Netherland with not only top spot in the Netherlands, but to the best of our knowledge this is the highest ever single month sales result for a plug-in vehicle in the whole of Europe.

Who will now beat the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

Source: Eagle Aid

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In a country of 17 million people this is insane! Imagine numbers like this in California, which has over double the population (38 million?), and which promotes plugins more than most, for any plugin sold there!

It sure won’t be GM, because they didn’t have the brains, foresight, or EV commitment to make a Volt equivalent.
WTG Mitsubishi!

How come nobody has a plugin SUV anywhere beside the Outland PHEV?

There is a huge demand waiting to errupt here in the US for a sub $40K PHEV SUV like the Outlander.

Maybe you don’t know that Toyota makes a plug-in SUV for the California market?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

It’s a CUV formfactor with 2WD, only available in CA, and costs quite a bit before dealer incentives.

Still, I’d have seriously considered getting one if it were available in TX.

This Outlander? Mitsubishi’s quality rep is worrisome and it doesn’t have enough battery, but it’s pretty compelling and I hope GM et al. are paying attention.

Isn’t this a blip caused by first shipment happening just before an incentive is reduced or eliminated?

I thought this large number of cars had to due with the arrival of a ship or two of PHEV Outlanders that is filling a significant backorder list. Of course it’s worth remembering that Mitsubishi has delayed the US launch & is still barely meeting demand in Japan/Europe. Should be interesting to see how the number shake out in Jan/Feb…


nice to see that Mits is doing well with this product.

I can’t help but think it’s like making millions off selling water.

Everyone else is saying “why didn’t we think of that?”.

Well, if Honda (big if) got their act together with a crossover, they could give this Mits PHEV a run.

The Accord PHEV is very close in a lot of ways to the Mits outlander PHEV.

Check the Specs.

A PHEV CRV or Pilot (next generation) would be very popular. An SUV/Crossover with a functional MPG near 120mpg? I know a lot of people who would get behind that very quickly. Here’s hoping Honda made the Accord parts compatible throughout their lineup.

I lived near and drove through the Netherlands for many years and I’m well aware of the tax situation there. Cars in the Outlander price range are in most of the cases corporate leases or owned by small businesses. The government offers huge tax discounts for low emission cars which makes this type of car dirt-cheap. Mitsubishi knew about this and allocated the maximum amount of Outlanders to .nl they could get out of their factory. I believe this tax advantage expires on January first so everybody jumped on it and the car sold out long before. (the cool thing is that if you register the car before the cut-off you benefit from the lower taxes for several years).
Now, most of the time you’ll see those Outlanders blast over their highways at 80+ mph along with the Priuses and Ampera’s because the owners have a corporate fuel card and don’t worry about fuel consumption or charging batteries.

Good for Mitsubishi and plugin awareness but it comes at a great cost to the taxpayers and I’m not entirely convinced the environment benefits as much as it should.

Thanks for this report.