Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV given £5,000 government grant go-ahead
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:00
APPROVED: SUV given grant all-clear by OLEV
Mitsubishi’s new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will be eligible for the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).
The SUV was given the all clear by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), meeting a range of safety, emissions and performance standards.
It qualifies due to its advanced hybrid system, which allows the vehicle to be driven over a sizable distance, at speeds over 70mph, using just its electric motors.
The vehicle emits 44g/km CO2, meaning a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) of £0 and only 5% BIK for company car drivers.
Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors UK, said the vehicle put Mitsubishi ‘at the forefront of a new era in the automotive industry’.
“We are delighted that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has met the high level of criteria required to qualify for the Plug in Car Grant,” he said.
“It will appeal to a wide cross-section of private individuals and business users, with its exciting combination of innovation, style and technology.”
Pricing will be announced shortly.