MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV CHOSEN BY THE CITY OF LONDON TO PROTECT EPPING FOREST

  • The City of London Corporation takes delivery of three Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs for use in the patrol and maintenance of Epping Forest
  • Award-winning plug-in hybrid chosen for its combination of value, 4WD and ULEZ-compliant electric/petrol drivetrain
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the first electrified vehicle to be used in Epping Forest

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is protecting London and Essex’s largest green space in more ways than one following the City of London Corporation purchasing a trio of specially-converted examples to help patrol and maintain Epping Forest.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the first vehicle with an electrified drivetrain to be added to the City Corporation’s Epping Forest fleet. Its addition brings it a step closer to realising its goal of being the first UK authority to run a fully zero-emission fleet.

With a pure electric range of 28 miles, plus the option to use all-electric mode with the advanced 4WD system, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV provides the Epping Forest Keepers with the option to navigate the area with minimal noise and emissions.

In line with the dual Special Constable status of the Epping Forest Keepers, the trio of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs have been converted to full rapid response vehicle specification. The bespoke conversions were completed by Mitsubishi Motors in the UK’s dedicated MSVO (Mitsubishi Special Vehicle Operation) division, allowing City Corporation to enjoy a seamless purchasing process without the need to involve third-party converters.

Graeme Doshi-Smith, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Epping Forest & Commons Committee, said: “These new vehicles will help our Forest Keeper team protect the Forest and assist the public in a more sustainable way. We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and these vehicles were the best choice for us to handle the demands of conserving this ancient woodland. Epping Forest is known as the green lungs of London, and these vehicles will help us to make sure it stays that way. Our ambition is to have a zero-emission fleet as soon as possible by removing, replacing or retrofitting any non-compliant vehicles.”

Clive Messenger, General Manager Fleet Operations, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “The City of London Corporation’s use of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for the patrol of Epping Forest is a fantastic illustration of how versatile the vehicle is and why it is the UK’s favourite plug-in hybrid vehicle. As the organisation has found, its package of value, practicality, four-wheel drive and efficiency is unrivalled. We’re really pleased that our vehicles have been recognised as the best option to help them make the positive shift to ultra-low emission vehicles without impacting on the invaluable work they do in maintaining and protecting one of the country’s most beautiful environments.”

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ABOUT THE MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV
With over 46,000 registered in the UK since 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the UK’s most popular plug-in vehicle. Revised in 2019, it now has a real-world EV range of 28 miles and achieves 134mpg (WLTP). A recent survey of Outlander PHEV customers reveals that half their average weekly mileage is driven in electric mode, with 68% charging at least once per day and 90% charging several times (2-3 times or more) per week. 83% would recommend an Outlander PHEV to family and friends and 25% say they are considering a pure electric vehicle for the next vehicle, making it a true gateway vehicle towards an all-EV future and an important step on the road to zero.

ABOUT MITSUBISHI MOTORS
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors’ DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.

ABOUT THE CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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