Posts Tagged ‘plug in’

The Future is all About e-Evolution for Mitsubishi

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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:

Photo Source: The Verve

Misconceptions About the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall Outlander PHEV

Miami Lakes Automall Outlander PHEV

With the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally in North America for the 2018 model year, some consumers are a little skeptical about the new plug-in hybrid. After the discontinuation of the Mitsubishi i-Miev, an electric vehicle, in North America due to sales, some may think Mitsubishi Motors decided to keep their alternative fuel vehicles overseas. Maybe the auto market just wasn’t in a good place for electric vehicles to be favorable. Hybrid vehicles and plug-in hybrids still have a way to go before they become a norm in the automarket, after all. So, there have been a lot of misconceptions about the Outlander PHEV, and we’re here to clear some of that up.

Some have said the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is essentially the ultimate tailgating or camping vehicle, and there’s a reason for that. Some people may be worried about the kind of power a plug-in hybrid can deliver. What they’re forgetting is the Outlander PHEV is also an SUV, meaning it was born to haul heavy cargo from the get-go. The standard 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, powered by a 2.4-liter MIVEC internal combustion engine, has a maximum towing capacity of 1500 pounds†. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, powered by a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC engine and two electric motors, has the same towing capacity. With the combination of electric power, hybrid gasoline/electric power, and four-wheel traction, the Outlander PHEV is a hardworking and practical utility vehicle that also operates with the high efficiency of part-time electric drive.

Okay, but what about camping? How will the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV turn that into a life of luxury? Well, with this plug-in hybrid from Mitsubishi, consumers can forego the camper and take the Outlander PHEV to the nearest campsite. Standard household outlets installed in the back seat and the rear cargo area are helpful and unique features in the plug-in, and just like the 120-volt power outlets in one’s home, consumers can use these outlets to charge up standard appliances without a special power inverter. Seems plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have a little more to offer than we thought.

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What Could the New Mitsubishi + Nissan Partnership Bring?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Miami Lakes Nissan Mitsubishi GT PHEV Concept Paris

Miami Lakes Nissan Mitsubishi GT PHEV Concept Paris

If you haven’t heard the news, Nissan is in the process of taking Mitsubishi Motors under their wing. Back in April, Nissan purchased a huge chunk (34 percent) of Mitsubishi Motors. That’s not enough to own the company, but it’s enough to create an important joint partnership, and what is to come in the future could be very exciting.

For starters, we could see a whole new lineup of vehicles in the next few years. With new access to the Nissan/Renault vehicles, a veil will be lifted on design and technology advancements. Mitsubishi is also strong in crossovers, 4x4s, SUVs, and pickup trucks, so we’re bound to see bigger and badder vehicles.

Of course, because the two companies are still separate, we won’t see cars from Mitsubishi that have the Nissan badge slapped on, nor vice-versa. We will however see a large amount of sharing between the two companies. Particularly a sharing of technology design and implementation, a tech swap if you will. Why? Well if there’s one thing we know Mitsubishi is knocking home runs in, it’s in plug-in hybrids.

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