The PHEV System

Outlander PHEV automatically switches drive modes to optimize performance—achieving an impressive 74 MPGe efficiency rating. It runs mainly on all-electric power and uses gasoline only when you need it.

EV MODE
SERIES HYBRID MODE
PARALLEL HYBRID MODE
In EV Mode, the vehicle is powered by the two electric motors, and energy is supplied exclusively by the lithium-ion battery pack. Select this mode for 100% electric-powered, zero-emission driving.
In Series Hybrid Mode, the gasoline-powered generator helps charge the lithium-ion battery pack and provide power to the twin electric motors. The system uses this mode when battery charge levels are low, or sudden acceleration is needed.
If additional power is required–like when driving uphill–a built-in clutch located in the front axle switches into Parallel Drive Mode. In this mode, the 2.0-liter gas engine drives the front wheels and feeds any excess electricity back into the lithium-ion battery pack.
In EV Mode, the vehicle is powered by the two electric motors, and energy is supplied exclusively by the lithium ion battery pack. Select this mode for 100% electric powered, <nobr>zero emission</nobr> driving.
In Series Hybrid Mode, the gasoline powered generator helps charge the lithium ion battery pack and provide power to the twin electric motors. The system uses this mode when battery charge levels are low, or sudden acceleration is needed.<br>
If additional power is required–like when driving uphill–a built in clutch located in the front axle switches into Parallel Drive Mode. In this mode, the 2.0 liter gas engine drives the front wheels and feeds any excess electricity back into the lithium ion battery pack.
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Twin Electric Motors Instant Acceleration

High-output twin electric Motors—separately mounted at the front and rear axles—bypass the gas-powered engine in EV mode to provide immediate torque and instant acceleration in all-wheel drive. Zero emissions is a welcome bonus.

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Super All-Wheel Control

The Outlander PHEV's Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system was developed to bring out the full potential of the Twin Electric Motors. S-AWC optimally manages the Active Yaw Control (AYC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control (TCL), for maximum performance, efficiency, traction—and driving confidence.

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Plenty of Pull

Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid with a lot of versatility. With the available Towing Package, you can reach your destination with loads up to 1,500 lbs. That means you can bring a jet ski or pop-up camper on your next adventure.

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