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Congestion charge discount for new plug-in hybrid

Mitsubishi has confirmed its new Outlander plug-in hybrid will receive a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge when it arrives in the UK in 2014.

The Outlander PHEV uses two electric motors, one for each axle, and can travel for up to 32 miles on plug-in chage, and reach 75mph.

It also has a petrol engine, with a total available range (including plug-in charge) of 514 miles, while speeds higher than 75mph are possible when using it.

The car has CO2 emissions of 44g/km and fuel consumption of 148mpg on the combined cycle.

Prices have not yet been announced, although the Outlander PHEV is expected to have a higher purchase price than the range-topping diesel's £34,229.

Toby Marshall, sales and 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."

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