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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to be exempt from London Congestion Charge

The vehicle, which goes on sale in spring 2014, can achieve up to 148mpg and only emits 44g/km CO2, ensuring customers benefit from reduced fuel bills, no vehicle excise duty (VED) and, for company car drivers, a benefit in kind (BIK) rate of just 5%.

In addition, the vehicle easily meets TfL’s new Congestion Charge exemption criteria and once launched will become one of the largest vehicles to get in and out of London for free, according to the brand.

Mitsubishi also says the model can cover 32 miles on electric power alone with a top speed of 75mph, rising to 514 miles and 160mph using both the combustion engine and electric motors.

Toby Marshall, sales & marketing director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: ‘Everyone at Mitsubishi is incredibly excited about the arrival of the PHEV version of Outlander. Not only is it extremely clean and green, but it is fantastic to drive. Power from the car is delivered quietly and smoothly. It certainly doesn’t hang around either!

‘With so much already going for it, the fact that it now qualifies for Congestion Charge exemption is great news.’

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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