Mitsubishi will supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV, through its local importer and distributor. The vehicles are to be delivered around July.
The deal stems from an emissions trading agreement between a number of Japanese companies and the Ukrainian government. This is the second time Mitsubishi has supplied vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme – in 2011 it delivered 507 i-MiEVs to the government of Estonia.
Since its launch in 2013, the Outlander PHEV has sold over 80,000 units, and has taken the title of best-selling PHEV in Europe for four years in a row.
Mitsubishi has extensively updated the Outlander PHEV for 2017. A new EV Priority Mode allows it to operate exclusively in EV mode as long as there is sufficient charge. The powertrain and chassis have also been updated with new dampers and rear suspension bushes, making for a quieter and more refined drive.
Rapid charging time (to 80%) has been reduced from 30 minutes to 25, and electric range has been increased from 32 miles to 33. CO2 emissions have been lowered to 41g/km, and combined fuel economy has been improved by 6.4%, to 138 mpg.