DEFRA expands Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV fleet

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is growing its fleet of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial vehicles as it strives to lower its transport emissions and set a positive example for other fleet operators.

Having originally ordered sixteen vehicles in April 2020, the department then increased its order by another 20 vehicles before recently upping that number by another 60 vehicles, bringing its total order of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs to 96, which are taking the place of a fleet of diesel vans.

David Rodriguez, Sales & Marketing Director at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, commented, “We are very proud that DEFRA chose the Outlander PHEV Commercial for its fleet and that it has substantially increased its initial order demonstrates that used correctly, PHEVs can significantly lower any business’ carbon footprint and its running costs. While Mitsubishi Motors fully supports the move to carbon-neutral transport in the future, it has pioneered and championed the PHEV as an important transitional technology. Recent studies have shown that 70 per cent of Outlander PHEV owners are now considering a fully electric vehicle for the next purchase, compared to just 27 per cent of surveyed drivers of conventionally-powered Mitsubishi vehicles.”

One Response

  1. Very interesting article,great progress by D.E.F.R.A. ‘but’ could they have found a full BEV to meet their requirements?
    The legacy polltion for years and years of any internal combustion engined vehicle will haunt us and mar quicker progress to tackle polltion that already affects us,our children and grandchildren for the next ten to twenty years,OR MORE!
    Both good news and sad news.
    Thank you for yet another well covered and informative news article in a constantly changing,and evolving,vehicle world. 24-sep-2021

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