Right now, the Phev has no obvious rivals. With up to 148mpg and emissions of just 44g/km, it is no wonder that it has got the attention of many a company car driver. When you add in zero road tax and no London Congestion charge, Mitsubishi have hit the mark
with this ecocarleasing wonder
In electric only form the twin electric motors drive it along quite nicely. The motors have a flat torque curve and 161bhp which makes for a brisk feel given its size. Once the voltage drops, the petrol engine starts up automatically and charges the batteries at the same time as driving the vehicle.
Although at first it appears that the petrol engine is a little thirsty, but you have to factor in the charge that is being put into the batteries to get an accurate figure. Add in regenerative braking and you have a package that is efficient for many different use styles