Mitsubishi Outlander Test Drive


With the lack of a decent DC super fast charging system in Yorkshire I decided to have a test run in a Mitsubishi Outlander over the weekend.

Quite a conservative looking vehicle, the top of range was comparable with a Nissan Leaf Tekna (just) although it handled a lot better on the corners due to its ESP system. Usual acres of plastic inside.  The model I drove had heated leather seats and a decent sized Liquid Crystal Display with Sat Nav and fuel economy information clearly displayed. A nice touch was an auto opening/closing tail gate.

Talking with the Garage Sales Staff they get a varied MPG, as low as 43 MPG for one user and up to mid 60’s at best so the much talked about 140-odd MPG doesn’t seem to be a ‘real-world’ calculation.

With it only managing around 27 miles on batteries its not really a contender as a replacement for my Tekna. I guess I will have to wait for a 200mi vehicle to arrive that’s within my PCP monthly budget !.

I do hope the sub 100 mi Zoe’s and Leaf’s will still be around and drop sharply in price to allow new, young drivers to drive one as I feel range anxiety will keep their speeds down so maybe we will have less newbie driver accidents … you never know !.

I’ve had a wicked thought – We should start off a protest group calling for all Governments to force petrol & diesel vehicle manufacturers to display a warning sign on the rear of all their vehicles, a bit like cigarette packs do, saying ‘Warning Particulates from the Exhaust of this Vehicle will Damage Your Health’ …what do you think ? will it grow legs or am I just whistling Dixie ??

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About stevenbarrett23

I run a telephone & computer supply and maintenance business, mainly VoIP, traditional phone systems & Cloud office systems. www.portelav.co.uk. I've been with the Company since 1981 so pre-mobiles pre-PC's. We are very keen on reducing our own and other businesses carbon output so we all work from home. The EV is just the next logical step towards being carbon neutral both in business and personally. Your kids will be thanking us for leaving a bit of the Planet for them once we push off !
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