If Mitsubishi is serious about its electrification efforts, it has to offer more than the pint-sized all-electric i in the States. That's where the Concept PX-MiEV II comes in.

What you're looking at is the plug-in hybrid version of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, something Mitsubishi confirms is set to go on sale sometime in 2012.

A traditional 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mounted up front, but each rear axle has an electric motor that's fed power by a lithium-ion battery pack spanning the floor. Mitsubishi claims the MX-MiEV II can run up to 31 miles on electric power alone, and if you mash the gas the system switches to parallel hybrid mode by engaging the engine. All told, you should be able to make it up to 500 miles on a single tank, but if you're commute is less than 15 miles, you could go gas-free for months.


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      sanlee2753
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who writes this copy? Obviously, someone who needs a proofreader!
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sweet. So what is the MSRP for this vehicle?
      metlcat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Every one is talking Electric cars.. They sound great get great gas miliage. But I almost cant afford to run my airconditioner in the summer time because electricty is so high. And now you want people to charge car battiers several times a day every day sounds to me like a poor person wont be able to afford their electric bill either now. Excuse me but electricity isnt the answer. and believe the electric companys are just waiting for all these ecectric cars to get sold so they can quraduaple the price of electricity . The rich are getting richer and the poor are dieig of starvation and the rich dont give a damn
        alfredschrader
        • 3 Years Ago
        @metlcat
        Metlcat: Sounds like you need to upgrade. Check the SEER rating for your a/c. Also, you might have drafts or air leaks in your home letting warm air in. Find these on a windy day with a smoking incense stick. Also, have your ducts checked - there might be a big hole in one of them. While you have those people there ask them to check the R factor of your insulation....you might need more. And one of the biggest power wasters is a dust laden air filter. If your vacuum cleaner has a soft curtain brush attachment, use that once a month to vacuum the dust out of the filter....Al-
        R L Baker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @metlcat
        TA TA motors of India makes a five passenger car and a taxi as well as small city busses that all run on compressed air. They are comparable in size to some of the smaller electric autos being made in Korea and shipped here. Compressed air is an option, after all there are mines that use air powerd locomotives.
      alfredschrader
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is great, but it's just the start. I invented something called a graviton matrix. It's a kind of material that lets gravitons pass right through it. For example, if your car was made out of graviton matrix materials, it would weight about 196 pounds and get 300 mpg.....Alfred-
      Georg
      • 3 Years Ago
      how is it possible that something like that pass the drawing board and gets a real concept car? Hey Mitsu design team smoking less grass can help to safe the world from such eye abuse...
      magievet
      • 3 Years Ago
      went to sports mitsubishi in orlando to buy a endevor. this car would be my fifth car that i have purchased at this car dealership. they tried to cheat me out of 2500$. they e-mailed me a price on a new 2011 endevor. when i went to this dealership they would not honer the same QUOTE that they sent me. after weeks of trying to get my price i walked away they told me they would honor the price quoted. when i agreed we went to sign the bank papers i was really excited about buying my new endevor. every thing seemed fine . i did not exspect then to make up the price of the car b.pleasey changing the price they wanted.in other wise tried to cheat me.please tell me where to send a formel complaint . this can not be normal for mitsubishi thank you thomas magorrian 14201 allison dr orlando fl 32826 e-mail:: magievet@aol.com
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        metusmetu
        • 3 Years Ago
        Uh-huh, and just wait until you have to replace one of those "battery packs", or the "control system" for one of those electric cars.
      connachtmacdein
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is to rmrmsix : How in Hell did President Obama affect the distance someone has to commute? Why dont you get your facts straight? It is apparent that you are one of those inbred, slanted forhead, banjo pickin hill billies from the deep south that has had their brain rotten by too much lead based moonshine. But Hey, It is also President Obama's fault you were born that way 50 years ago. Yes, that was sarcasm.
        Davvik
        • 3 Years Ago
        @connachtmacdein
        Well, thats easy. Obama isn't American, so he wants to get rid of real Americans. Now, in order to do that without causing uproar he has to slowly move the jobs farther and farther away, using his muslim telekinetic powers as written in the koran. Eventually, all Americans will be fforced to move closer to the jobs, until they arent in america.
      jwyola
      • 3 Years Ago
      With a plug in Electric Vehicle, you remain using Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, and Hydro Power as the major source powering your automobile and/or truck.
        steves1709
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jwyola
        And wind and solar as minor sources of your power. Put solar panels on the roof to charge for free .
          wrxfrk16
          • 3 Years Ago
          @steves1709
          Actually, without the batteries for said panels, it isn't for free. The panels are thousands and thousands alone, and the batteries can double the price. If you don't have them, your home solar panels just generate energy which is sent through the grid during production hours to your energy provider. They then sell you back the electricity at a discounted rate, but you are still paying for it and it's still coming from a company most certainly drawing from coal, oil, NG, or nuclear power. Unless you have the batteries and a closed system, if you come home from work and plug the car in, and it isn't summer, you're not actually charging it with solar, nor for free.
      wrxfrk16
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can we just move on from the hybrids and e-machines already? The batteries aren't good enough to make them viable in anything other than urban markets, and that isn't likely to change anytime soon. With more R&D into safe packaging, and efficient usage, hydrogen engines have massive potential, can be quickly filled at a pump and can carry fuel via tank, and don't produce the negative emissions of fossil fuels or the coal, NG, etc used in power plants.
      dmarrs7077
      • 3 Years Ago
      i think going back to a steam powered car will prove more cost efficient than anything sure it will have to warm up, just have to allow that time for it
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