Felix Egolf drive Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 830 km or 516 miles without refuel/recharge

Felix Egolf drive Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 830 km or 516 miles without refuel/recharge

Felix Egolf, a Swiss hypermiling pioneer and former Airbus A330/A340 captain, recently took a Volkswagen e-Golf Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on a trip from Härkingen in Switzerland to Amsterdam (from one Mitsubishi headquarters to another).

In total, the Outlander PHEV was able to make 830.2 km route without recharging or refueling. 729 km trip (with 90 km of indicated range) plus another 101 km to Utrecht.

Highways driven across the route accounted for 38% of the drive. Some part of route was mountainous and we feel we should drop a hint that Switzerland is higher above sea level than the Netherlands and this may have helped.

According to press release, the average consumption was ~1 kWh and 5.44 l per 100 km (62 miles), however we must note that this is a simplification because typically the SUV drives in EV mode or in series hybrid mode.

In EV mode, range is over 50 km or 30 miles. The battery pack stores 12 kWh of energy and the fuel tank holds 45 liters of gasoline.