6 ways a plug-in hybrid SUV is perfectly designed for Vancouver living and affordability

Nov 21 2018, 6:42 pm

Living in Vancouver lets you immerse yourself in the fast-paced environment of the downtown core, the artsy hub of Commercial Drive, and the boutique-lined Main Street.

To fully enjoy this city and the wilderness surrounding it, you need to be able to get around with ease (and in comfort). And this is best done in a plug-in hybrid electric SUV, otherwise known as a PHEV.¬†It gives you the freedom to explore everything beyond your doorstep in an environmentally conscious way ‚ÄĒ without spending your time and money at the gas station.

Wondering what the difference between a standard hybrid¬†and a PHEV is? It’s simple: Plug-in hybrids have an electric motor as the primary power source, and the gasoline engine acts as a generator which is used to charge the battery when it’s depleted on the go, without any interruption to your trip.

Here’s a look at why the¬†Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV¬†is perfectly designed for city living (and long trips).

It’s affordable

Living in Vancouver is expensive before you even take vehicle costs into consideration. That’s where the¬†Mitsubishi plug-in electric hybrid SUV comes in. They’re the best-selling plug-in SUV in the world and these vehicles are made with electric-hybrid technology which means you’ll be spending less on gas when you drive one compared with a standard vehicle, or a conventional hybrid. Bonus: The¬†Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV‘s¬†plug-in hybrid technology is warrantied for 10 years¬†or 160,000 kms (including the battery).

You can drive alone in the HOV lane

When you’re driving an electric vehicle in BC, you’ve got some extra perks. BC law permits you to drive in¬†high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes throughout the province, regardless of the number of passengers in your car (unless a sign posting indicates otherwise). All you have to do is send in an application and display an official decal in your vehicle. Get ready to beat the traffic in style while saving the planet at the same time. Win-win.

It’s an all-season vehicle

You just never know what the weather is going to be like in Vancouver, and that’s why we love this place dearly. There could be glorious sunshine today and torrential rain next week, so it’s important that your vehicle can handle whatever the weather brings. The¬†Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV¬†has a standard all-wheel drive, making it perfect for Vancouver’s four seasons. You’re welcome!

You’ll find outlets in most parking lots

These days, you’ll find charging outlets in most parking lots around the city, or even on the side of downtown streets. New condo buildings are also adding charging outlets to underground parking lots as they move forward with green initiatives.

You can charge your¬†PHEV as you go and it doesn’t even require a special charger, so any outlet location works. It’s literally as easy as charging your smartphone, and possibly easier than finding a free outlet at Starbucks. (You know it’s true.)

Travel further without a charge

You’ve got plenty of flexibility with a plug-in hybrid elective SUV because of the gas and electric features. And you don’t have to deal with any range anxiety because you could even drive the¬†Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV across Canada without a charge, or charged up with the full electric range of 55 kilometres. Whether you’re using electric or gas, you’ve always got a backup option when you’re out and about. Road trip, anyone?

Get a green incentive to buy

The BC government also gives you a green tax rebate of $2,500 for the purcahse of your Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid SUV, which starts at $39,998 plus freight and taxes. You can learn more about the Outlander PHEV by contacting the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV specialist Surrey Mitsubishi.

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