Plug-in Hybrid EV technology

The Outlander PHEV is a Plug-in Hybrid EV. It has a highly-efficient 2.4-liter gasoline engine and twin technologically advanced electric (EV) drive motors. This is not just a revolution. It’s EV-olution.

What's the difference between Hybrid, EV and PHEV?

A Hybrid vehicle uses both a gasoline engine and electric motors, with the battery charging only when the vehicle is in motion. In contrast, an electric vehicle (or EV) is powered by battery only, which gets charged from an external power supply. A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) has a gasoline engine and a battery, which can be recharged from an external power supply. So it’s not only convenient to charge, it’s more versatile because you’ve got two forms of power working in harmony.

Tomorrow’s technology today

With the Outlander PHEV, the gasoline engine is for conventional power when needed. The twin electric motors offer quieter, more economical driving. Because the Outlander PHEV is so advanced, it switches seamlessly between them both to offer the most efficient performance.

Wondering if the OUTLANDER PHEV is right for you?

See how the twin electric motors and gasoline engine work together whatever your journey type.

EV Drive Mode (Electric motor only)


The motors power the vehicle using electricity from the battery, resulting in zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions. The drive mode is quiet, clean and powerful.

Series Hybrid Mode (Electric motor + gasoline engine assistance)


The motors power the vehicle using engine-generated electricity. The engine generates electricity to recharge the battery when the level is low and to increase power when accelerating rapidly or climbing hills.

Parallel Hybrid Mode (Gasoline engine + electric motor assistance)


The engine powers the vehicle at high speeds etc. (when engine efficiency is high) with assistance from the motors when extra power is required.

Regenerative Braking

Charge the battery as your drive

Kinetic energy is generated naturally as the vehicle brakes. To help you keep your battery charge topped up, the Outlander PHEV makes use of this energy. In other words, the electric motor is using the vehicle's momentum to recover energy that would be otherwise lost to the brake discs as heat. A paddle selector on the steering wheel allows you to control the amount of energy you regenerate. Choose from six levels depending on driving conditions. The other benefit of this innovative technology is it's more eco-friendly: you'll be relying on the gasoline engine less often.

Electric Priority

Total control at your fingertips

You can select the Outlander PHEV to run on electricity alone by using the EV Priority switch. During these times, as well as being cheaper per kilometer, the car will run almost silently. Just imagine, you could be gliding through the city streets or provincial roads in the early hours and no one will be disturbed.

Low CO2 Emissions

An SUV with ultra-low CO2

Because the Outlander PHEV harnesses electric power more often, it’s much greener with ultra-low CO2 emissions.

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To learn about the thrill of a travelling in the Outlander PHEV, go to The Drive