Mitsubishi’s UK boss Lance Bradley has confirmed plans for a commercial vehicle version of its new Outlander plug-in Hybrid off-roader.
The new model combines petrol engine and plug-in electric motor, giving a range of around 35 miles on electric alone before switching to the petrol engine.
“We are developing a 4Work version, we’d expect to announce it in the next couple of months but it’s absolutely in our plans to do one,” said Bradley, who also confirmed the model would be eligible for the Government’s £8000 low-emission vehicle grant. The only stumbling block with development is that there would need to be access to the batteries through the load floor, something that’s not a problem on the passenger version, but Bradley is expecting the vehicle to go on sale in late summer.
There’s no word yet on pricing, but the passenger Outlander PHEV matches the diesel version on price after the £5000 passenger car EV grant is factored in.