Mitsubishi Motors announced that it secured a deal to supply the Ukranian police with 635 Outlander PHEVs.
It's not clear as to in what capacity the vehicles will be used for, but they should all be delivered this July. The deal was originally pegged to be for upwards of 651 units, to be delivered in an unknown timeframe.
For Mitsubishi, this is the second bulk government order it's secured for its plug-in vehicles. The first was from Estonia, where deliveries of some 507 i-MiEVs got underway back in October 2011.
Of note from the press releases is this Outlander PHEV sales statement:
"Since its launch in 2013, the Outlander PHEV has recorded cumulative sales of 80,768 units (as at the end of 2016) and ranked the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle for four years in a row in Europe."
Press blast below:
Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine
– Second MMC Shipment Under Green Investment Scheme –
Tokyo, January 27, 2017 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces that through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine*1 MMC is to supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV. These vehicles are to be delivered around July 2017.
The supply stems from an emissions trading agreement signed by a number of Japanese companies with the Government of Ukraine. As part of its policy to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions using the Green Investment Scheme*2 under the Kyoto Protocol, the Ukrainian government will use the Outlander PHEVs as police vehicles.
This marks the second time MMC has supplied vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme, the first being to deliver of 507 units of the i-MiEV all-new electric vehicle to the Government of Estonia starting in October 2011.
Since its launch in 2013, the Outlander PHEV has recorded cumulative sales of 80,768 units (as at the end of 2016) and ranked the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle for four years in a row in Europe.