May 6, 2015, 3:03 pm
Mitsubishi's ultra-green Outlander PHEV has been proving a huge help to a Glamorgan farmer during the busy lambing season
Paul Rees was lent one of the award-winning plug-in hybrid SUVs by Nathaniel Cars in Bridgend to use on his farm at nearby St Mary Hill, and he’s been highly impressed with the vehicle while using it to drive round the fields checking the ewes and lambs, as well as taking feed out to the livestock.
He said: ‘The PHEV is an impressive SUV and when I’ve put it through its paces off road it has performed really well. The engine is so quiet that when I’ve been driving around the fields checking the sheep, the ewes haven’t been disturbed at all and just carry on grazing! The boot size is impressive too and has meant that I can take enough feed bags out in one go to feed all the ewes.’
Wayne Griffiths, Managing Director of the Mitsubishi dealership in David Street, commented: ‘We were pleased to let Paul use the PHEV on the farm. We know that lambing time is a busy time of the year for farmers and an extra vehicle is always useful. Paul was impressed with the PHEV and this proves that this hybrid is not only green but can also do the job and deal with the terrain in the rural community too!’
Since its launch last year, the game-changing Outlander PHEV – which is the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV – has swiftly become the UK’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle, with Mitsubishi Motors selling 10,000 of them by the end of March 2015.
It quickly scooped Diesel Car’s Best Alternative Fuel Vehicle award as well as Business Car’s Best Green Development gong in its Techie Awards.
Using both electric and petrol power, the Outlander PHEV has an electric range of 32½ miles, emits just 44g of CO2 per kilometre, and boasts an official combined fuel consumption figure of 148 miles per gallon. This means that no vehicle tax is payable plus it’s exempt from the London congestion charge.
It’s also eligible for the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant, and because the Benefit In Kind is just five per cent, it means a virtual pay rise of several thousand pounds a year for company car drivers.
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