Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has delivered 635 Outlander PHEVs to the National Police of Ukraine through its local importer MMC Ukraine. The ceremony in Kiev was attended by the Prime Minister of Ukraine and Osamu Masuko, MMC president and chief executive.
This mega order 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 warming gases using the Kyoto Protocol Green Investment Scheme, the Ukrainian government will use the Outlander PHEVs as police vehicles.
This is MMC’s second bulk delivery to a government under Green Investment Scheme. In 2011, 507 i-MiEV electric hatches were delivered to Estonian Government, which were then given to social workers.
MMC President and chief executive Osamu Masuko said, “I would like to thank the Ukrainian government for evaluating our Outlander PHEV highly and deciding that it is the right option for the country’s police force. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is not only environmental-friendly but also contains our latest technologies such as our advanced 4 wheel drive system “Super All-Wheel Control”, which makes it highly suitable for police use.”
The Outlander PHEV is powered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 121 PS (119 hp) of power @ 4,500 rpm and 190 Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm. There are two 60 kW electric motors each at front and rear axle, producing 137 Nm of torque at front and 195 Nm of torque at the rear. The combined output of the system is 203 PS (200 hp). Transmission is a CVT. As you would expect, there is also an electric-only mode with 33 mile (53 km) range. Being an SUV, there is an on-demand 4WD system too.
“Since its launch in 2013, the Outlander PHEV has recorded cumulative sales of 80,768 units (as at the end of 2016), and has ranked the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in Europe for four years in a row”, added the company.