Everyone knows that pollution is a problem that is affecting our planet and, fortunately, or unfortunately, the automotive industry has a lot to do with it. To remedy this, there are already many brands that are beginning to bet massively on alternatives to traditional combustion engines, such as electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid cars also known as PHEV. These alternatives are being applied to a large extent on public transport, but now Madrid police have succumbed to the magic of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, one of the best car within the segment of plug-in hybrid SUVs.
Within its fleet of police vehicles, the Madrid Police Department has 23 new units of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, as police patrol cars. The plug-in hybrid vehicle is ideal for patrolling the dense traffic of the Spanish capital. The Madrid police will be able to ensure the safety of citizens, both around Madrid, as well as in the center of the city, without polluting emissions and consuming zero liters of fuel, in certain circumstances.
The police force will be able to chase the bad guys aboard a vehicle that has the blue label, a badge that will be accompanied by the four-wheel drive of the Outlander and for a total of 54 kilometers of autonomy in 100% electric mode.
The blue label of Outlander PHEV provides advantages, depending on the place of residence. For example, free parking in green and blue areas with no time limit. Also, unlimited access to the urban center and priority residential areas (APR), even with any activated contamination protocol. Also, discounts on tolls, free access to the Bus / HOV lane, etc.
Outlander PHEV offers CO2 emission levels of 40 g / km (corrected NEDC) or 46 g / km (WLTP). The combined fuel consumption is 1.8 l / 100 km (corrected NEDC) or 2.0 l / 100 km (WLTP).
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid SUV equipped with a propulsion system that combines a 2.4-liter petrol engine with 135 horsepower and 211 Nm of torque that is associated with two electric engine, one with 82 hp and 137 Nm of torque for the front axle, and another with 95 HP and 195 Nm for the rear train. In combination, the propulsion system generates 230 horsepower. In addition, aerodynamic noises, vibrations have been reduced and the capacity of the lithium-ion battery has been increased by 15% to 13.8 kW.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV has a maximum speed in electric mode of 135 km / h.
The combination of the fuel tank and the full charge of its electric battery allows the Outlander PHEV of the Madrid Police to travel more than 600 kilometers without refueling. Once exhausted, you need 4.5 hours to recharge your battery from a household outlet, while with a linked charging point the time is reduced to 3.5 hours and 25 minutes to get 80% of your charge from a fast charger. Via autonocion.
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