Was there ever any doubt that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV would qualify for the UK's £5,000 Plug In Car Grant? Nope.
Outlander PHEV Badge
But Mitsubishi still wants us to be aware of the fact that, not only does the Outlander PHEV qualify for the grant, but that it's the only 4x4 SUV to do so thus far.
"Mitsubishi Motors is pleased to announce that The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has confirmed the all-new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is eligible for the Government’s Plug in Car Grant totalling £5,000."
Mitsubishi Motors UK’s Managing Director, Lance Bradley, stated:
“Having one of the first plug-in hybrid’s in the UK market that boasts 4×4 capability with an EV range of 32.5 miles and emissions as low as 44 g/km puts Mitsubishi at the forefront of a new era in the automotive industry."
"The vehicle is extra-ordinary and very different to other hybrids in the market and we are delighted that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has met the high level of criteria required to qualify for the Plug in Car Grant."
Pricing for the Outlander PHEV in the UK will be announced soon. The plug-in Outlander will go on sale in the UK in March 2014.
Some setbacks and battery production shortages have delayed the US launch of the Outlander PHEV until 2015.