The Future is all About e-Evolution for Mitsubishi

Miami Lakes AutoMall Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Car

Mitsubishi brought their A-game to the 2018 LA Auto Show as they debuted an impressive technical prototype – the e-Evolution Concept. Incorporating the strengths of an SUV, electric vehicle (EV), and new systems designed for a connected mobility experience will not only be part of this concept, but also a part of Mitsubishi’s future. CEO and President Fred Diaz said: “The e-Evolution is far more than just an auto show concept vehicle. It is the embodiment of what Mitsubishi Motors will become, what we will stand for, and the type of vehicles we will bring to our customers in the very near future.” Let’s dive a little deeper and check out what the e-Evolution means for Mitsubishi Motors’ plans of the not-too-distant future.

Performance

Two high-torque, high-performance electric motors power the e-Evolution Concept and are fed by a high-capacity battery system for a smooth and powerful performance. A low center of gravity is important to achieve driving stability, so the drive battery system is located under the floor in the middle of the vehicle. Active Yaw Control (AYC) is an automotive feature developed on Mitsubishi Motors’ World Rally Championship and Paris-Dakar race cars that’s also found on the e-Evolution. AYC uses an active differential to control the driving and braking forces between the left and right wheels for the optimum grip on the road. Since AYC is electronically controlled, it provides crisp and responsive handling that’s faithful to the driver’s intent.

Artificial Intelligence

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is the brain of the e-Evolution Concept, proving that Mitsubishi really is looking to the future with this design. The AI system is equipped with numerous sensors that instantly detect changes in road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s intent. Driver intent and vehicle performance are then merged seamlessly for an inclusive system that’s capable of supporting drivers of all abilities, even offering a special coaching function that, after an initial assessment of the driver’s skills, unobtrusively offers ways to enhance them. Even those with limited driving abilities will feel like a pro thanks to this highly responsive AI system.

Additional functions of the AI system include functions that can be controlled via voice activation like the headlights, wiper blades, and even having the ability to warn the driver of various malfunctions. A large flat screen that displays outside conditions, navigation, and coaching information span the full width of the dashboard. Two smaller screens flank the larger one showing images from the front and rear cameras, while a 360-degree view for occupants is achieved by an expansive glass section. The e-Evolution Concept is part of Mitsubishi’s latest Drive Your Ambition strategy that will see the automaker move towards SUVs with electric mobility and connectivity.

Sure, the e-Evolution is just a concept car for now, but if you want to get a taste of Mitsubishi’s penchant for innovation then look no further than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Available for the first time ever in the U.S., the Outlander PHEV is a roomy and attainable plug-in hybrid SUV for those looking to go green in style. Come by Miami Lakes AutoMall today and test drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. To learn more about the Outlander PHEV and its driving modes check out our video below:

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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Alliance Enevate Investment

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Makes Another Smart Investment

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Alliance Enevate Investment

The four-year plan for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is well underway with Alliance 2022 and the current funding campaign, Alliance Ventures. Earlier in 2018, the alliance made five investments in several companies and startups that shared similar interests with their Alliance 2022 plan. Recently, the alliance has used Alliance Ventures to invest in a sixth company that’s going to change the way consumers view electric vehicles.

Enevate

One of the largest reasons consumers shy away from alternative fuel vehicles like plug-in electric hybrids (PHEVs) and especially electric vehicles (EVs), is the fear that they will be stranded if the battery powering the motor runs out of juice. Luckily, unless irresponsible, consumers can find an electric charging station nearly anywhere with the PlugShare app, and electric vehicle charging stations in Miami, Florida are becoming increasingly popular. But that’s sometimes the second reason consumers are wary – needing to plug in somewhere for two hours or more is a bit of a buzz kill.

That’s where Enevate is providing a solution. With their advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, this startup company based in Irvine, California is going to change the way people recharge PHEVs and EVs. By using what they call HD-Energy Technology, Enevate has achieved a far superior version of fast charging via high energy density.

The HD-Energy Technology has already been able to offer the following benefits:

– A 75-percent increase in charging rates, down to five minutes

– High energy density charging for EVs that have a long driving range

– Able to be utilized in warm and cold climates, as low as -40 degrees F

– The cost is lower than EV charging today

– It’s safer

“We share the common goal of making electric vehicles easier to use and adopt in mass markets. We look forward to our strategic partnership with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, as they are a global leader in electric vehicles and they understand the market needs of EV consumers worldwide.” – Enevate President and CEO Robert A. Rango

With all these benefits, and the funding from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Enevate is almost ready to start producing their technology in high volumes. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance isn’t the only company to invest in Enevate, either. LG Chem, another high-profile investor, showed interest in the technology in October 2018. Now, automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide just need to adopt the next-generation features that PHEVs and EVs can offer, and Enevate can take alternative fuel vehicles to the next level.

Last Five Investments

Alliance Ventures has made five investments in 2018 to benefit Alliance 2022 and future concepts for the alliance auto brands. In the U.S., the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance invested in Ionic Materials, a firm currently developing solid-state cobalt-free battery materials for hybrids and plug-in hybrids to provide automakers cheaper ways to make high quality alternative fuel vehicles. One of the first investments though were in many robotaxi startups – artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles are the main focus of Alliance Ventures.

The funding campaign was also used to invest in the DiDi Auto Alliance intelligent-ride sharing and autonomous technology conglomerate in China, in exchange for access to auto leasing and sales, auto finance, auto service, fleet operation, and car-sharing solutions. Another company based in China, Sinovation Ventures, is focused on developing artificial intelligence and has been backed by Jaguar, Land Rover, and Valeo. With Alliance 2022 dealing with autonomous and artificial intelligence as the main two focuses of future car concepts, it makes sense for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to also make these investments.

Curious to find out what’s next for the alliance? Follow Miami Lakes Mitsubishi on social media and join the discussion online.

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Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Mitsubishi Triton L200

Mitsubishi Debuts Triton During the Rise in Demand for Trucks in America

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Mitsubishi Triton L200

Earlier this year, in April 2018, CNBC did a report on “The Rise of Burly High-Performance and Off-road SUVS and Trucks”. This report looked at brands like Ford, Fiat Chrysler, BMW, Chevrolet, and Jeep. CNBC also covered the current trend of trucks and SUVs with data from LMC Automotive that predicted how this trend will affect the auto market four years from now. In the shifting automarket for SUVs and trucks, and U.S. sales rising for trucks and SUVs, will Mitsubishi deliver their new 2019 Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck to American shores?

The 2019 Mitsubishi Pickup Truck

Known as the Mitsubishi Triton, or the L200 depending on the country the model is sold in, the new pickup truck from Mitsubishi is a redesigned and improved version of its predecessor. Sporting the “Dynamic Shield” and other design cues from the Mitsubishi Outlander, the new truck has been brought into the modern age. With advanced safety features, such as a Forward Collision Mitigation system, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System. All of these together help the driver avoid accidents on the road, as well as avoiding other incidents in tight spots, like a parking garage.

What’s interesting about this new pickup truck from Mitsubishi Motors is that the truck is also off-road capable. Equipped with an enhanced four-wheel drive (4WD) system and two off-road systems, “Super-Select 4WD” and “Easy-Select 4WD”, a new off-road a system has been built for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton. Designed to handle various terrain and driving conditions, both systems can handle gravel, mud/snow and sand 4WD-high and -low mode, and rock only in 4WD-low mode.

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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi LA Auto Show

Mitsubishi Motors is Ready for the LA Auto Show

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi LA Auto Show

You know, with all of the automakers and concepts that showed up at SEMA 2018 this year, we were kind of surprised that we didn’t see Mitsubishi Motors – at all. With all of the new concepts and buzz surrounding the automaker, we surely thought Mitsubishi would use one of the largest auto shows to show off what’s new. Then again, SEMA is known as a Specialty Equipment Market Association show, and only a limited time (maybe a week) is offered up for the auto show. Perhaps Mitsubishi Motors is aiming for another show coming up soon, such as the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show?

Mitsubishi Coming to the LA Auto Show?

Yeah, that seems to be the plan. According to a flyer for a press conference (seen above), Mitsubishi Motors will be taking the stage during the AutoMobility LA, a day of conferences for the press to sink their teeth into before the convention doors open in the coming days. Set for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Mitsubishi will be talking about where the automaker is headed, and what’s to come.

Well, Mitsubishi Motors has been discussing hybrid SUVs for a year now, and we’ve also seen numerous concept art renditions for the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover. Most of all though, the new Mitsubishi Truck, the Triton/L200, is said to debut in November. HINT-HINT.

Plus, there’s the Alliance 2022 plan with Renault-Nissan. We’re supposed to see a lot of good things coming from the alliance soon. In addition, we know Kia Motors is heading to the LA Auto Show, and we know Mitsubishi wouldn’t want to be outdone by a rival. The Outlander PHEV and Niro PHEV do compare pretty well, after all.

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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Electric Solar

Mitsubishi Electric Finds New Benefits of Clean Energy

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Electric Solar

Renewable energy. Is it really worth the investment, does it even make a difference? Earlier this year, (2018) Mitsubishi Motors worked with ENGIE and Hitachi Europe, Ltd. on a project to create renewable energy. By creating a system for renewable energy, the objective seemed to be complete and the project was successful. Following this, the opportunities that were now open to businesses, maybe even homeowners, began to flow. To find how well the renewable energy system worked and the benefits of implementing such a new project, Mitsubishi Electric did some coding and crunched some numbers.

Without going too much into the renewable energy system developed by Mitsubishi Motors, ENGIE, and Hitachi Europe, the design is pretty simple. To accomplish renewable energy, one needs a power source and a place to store excess power for later use. ENGIE is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) outfitted with solar panels that collect and store energy in the building’s electric grid for use throughout the day. The sun and ENGIE supply the power source.

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