Mitsubishi teases hybrid and electric concepts
At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show Mitsubishi will present the Concept GR-HEV hybrid truck and the Concept CA-MiEV urban car, giving indications on the future line-up of EV and HEV models.
The show cars will evolve Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)’s development of mass-produced electric and hybrid vehicles, driven by a self-imposed objective of 20% of EV-based cars by 2020 and a belief that electric vehicles (EV) will eventually become long-term core products.
The steps made in this direction were recently demonstrated by the all-new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and its “Dual Design” architecture.
Along with the Outlander PHEV, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show the company will unveil two concept cars: the Concept GR-HEV and the Concept CA-MiEV.
Below we report the first details from the official release.
Concept GR-HEV – The Sport Utility Hybrid Truck
The brief behind Concept GR-HEV, was to expand the palette of EV-based vehicles to the one-tonne pickup truck segment.
With the creation of a next “Dual Design” vehicle, Mitsubishi Motors introduces an all-new HEV solution, featuring a Clean Diesel engine and electric motors. Simpler and more affordable than either EV or PHEV, HEV is deemed best suited to the heavy-duty daily requirements of pickup truck users.
Concept GR-HEV also uses full-time 4WD technology, featuring Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system driveline to deliver high stability traction and driving performance under all road conditions.
Chunky, rugged, handsome and eminently usable, this conceptual 4WD Sport Utility HEV Truck was developed with target for CO2 emissions below 149 g/km, far better than the segment average.
Concept CA-MiEV – The Suburban EV
Supported by three years of i-MiEV global customer feedback as well as continuous progress in battery technology and electric drivetrain, MMC now considers taking pure EVs beyond a mostly urban environment with a next generation compact EV.
As a showcase of the various technologies, MMC intends to introduce across its range of global vehicles, this sleek Concept CA-MiEV vehicle which can accommodate next generation EV systems and high density batteries.
Lightweight with advanced aerodynamics, the CA-MiEV will offer a 300 km driving range, perfectly suited for suburban and country daily life.
Further innovative real-life features include magnetic resonance wireless charging technology, smartphone activated functions.