2011 Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II – A Short Review

2011 Mitsubishi Concept PX MiEV II 2011 Mitsubishi Concept PX MiEV II   A Short Review

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Another Japanese car company has taken the world by storm. It had first launched its cars into the market back in 1870 and remains one of the most popular car providers of the world. It is headquarter in Minato, Tokyo. It has also bought shares of other car companies, and has of course prospered in their business.

With the Tokyo Motor Show on in full swing, it was but natural to see the Minato based company finally shares its secret with the world. The theme, one of the reviewers of this motor show, says is that of electric one. Nissan and Suzuki have already showed off their talents in the field, and quick to join the bandwagon was our very own Mitsubishi.

After a long speculation, Mitsubishi has finally unveiled the Concept PX-MiEV II.

This is mostly an upgraded version of the original PX-MiEZV concept, the crossover has a plug-in hybrid power train with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine and two 60 kW (80 hp/81 PS) electric motors.

The vehicle operates in the EV mode for up to 50 km (31 miles) at a low speed. The crossover enters a Series Hybrid Mode which activates the petrol engine to recharge the batter when the battery has run very low.

When at the highway speeds, the PX-MiEV II enters a Parallel Hybrid Mode where the petrol engine and the electric motors begin to work together.

Researchers have gathered that thanks to the advance technology, Mitsubishi estimates the PX-MiEV II will have combined fuel consumption. This would be of 60 km/liter (1.7 liters/100 km/ 141.1 mpg US/ 169.5 mpg UK) and an overall range of 800 km (497 miles). Science has come a long way in the contribution of the cars that we use today, isn’t it? We have already heard about semi-self driving cars, maybe they’ll invent robots to drive us around next. Who knows?

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