Ukraine goes PHEV
According to Breezcar:
The Ukrainian police will integrate into their fleet 651 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid electric crossovers. It’s the best-selling in the world. Also the Outlander triple gasoline – electric powertrain. For it provides a combined output of 200 hp. Also, a range of 40 km and a quick charge in 30 minutes.
Gradually, European law enforcement agencies are electrifying. All in a growing proportion of their fleets. BMW i3 and Renault ZOE electric city cars. Also Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf GTE electric and plug-in hybrid compact sedans. Finally Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid family station wagon, etc. Yet the Ukrainian police are going Mitsubishi plugin!
In this area, Ukrainian police will take the lead with the simultaneous ordering of 651 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). Announced on July 15 by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the order replaces part of the Natspolitsiya’s aging fleet of Russian-built UAZ and AvtoVAZ vehicles.
Here, we see a large family SUV. All that cleverly balances the ability to run on all-electric power (there’s an electric motor in each axle). Also charge the battery via a series hybrid mode. Moreover and use a combination of the two where necessary. Therefore, it is also possible to tackle the school run. In addition or a short commute to work. Thereby using nothing but electricity. Finally there’s a convenient petrol motor for longer journeys.
Only the more expensive Volvo XC90 T8, Range Rover Sport Hybrid and BMW X5 XDrive40e offer a similar hybrid experience and the space to boot. This fact is one of the driving forces behind the Japanese marque’s impressive sales figures, which rocketed to 10,000 in the UK by the end of 2013 (despite fewer than 1,000 hybrids being sold to us Brits up until that point) and on to over 100,000 units across Europe in 2017.
So let’s hear it for the Ukrainian police!