Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has officially announced its decision to showcase the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid at the much-anticipated Electrify Expo in Washington, D.C. This award-winning flagship model will be at the forefront of the two-day all-electric event, starting on July 22nd and continuing through July 23rd. Attendees will not only be able to admire the vehicle on static display, but will also have the unique opportunity to test drive the world’s first and top-selling Plug-in Hybrid SUV.
Why It Matters
With the conversation on emissions reduction and transport decarbonization intensifying, Mitsubishi’s Plug-in Hybrid arrives as a timely and much-needed bridge to a greener future. This next-generation vehicle stands to attract consumers who are conscious about their environmental impact, but are not yet prepared to fully transition to Battery Electric Vehicles. Its inclusion in the Electrify Expo — North America’s premier event for electric vehicle enthusiasts — underscores Mitsubishi’s commitment to sustainable mobility and highlights the role of hybrids in the transition to all-electric transport.
Since its launch in December 2022, the 2023 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid has accumulated an impressive list of awards and media accolades for its stylish interiors, seamless blend of electric and gasoline drive systems, and robust driving dynamics. It also boasts a Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system. The SUV begins at a starting price of $39,845, offering 38 miles of all-electric range and an overall range of up to 420 miles. Notably, the SEL and above models are the only mass-market plug-in hybrid EVs with DC fast-charging capability, able to charge the 20kWh battery pack to 80% capacity in just 38 minutes.
As electric vehicles continue to capture consumer interest and shape the automotive market, Mitsubishi’s Outlander Plug-in Hybrid emerges as a strong contender. Its showcase at the Electrify Expo — an event known for its immersive experience in the vehicle electrification world — is expected to further solidify its position as a leader in the hybrid sector. This move represents both an investment in the future of transport and a clear signal of Mitsubishi’s commitment to developing environmentally friendly solutions.