As if we weren’t already drooling over the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the automaker has gone and given us yet another reason to be obsessed with the plug-in hybrid electric SUV. Mitsubishi recently announced that the Outlander PHEV can be used as a generator to power your home in the event of a power outage or emergency using a V2H (Vehicle 2 Home) system.
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When paired with a V2H system such as the SMART V2H from Mitsubishi, EVPoer Station from Nichicon, or Tsubaki eLINK from Tubakimoto, Outlander PHEV owners can provide power to their homes for up to ten days with a fully-charged battery.
According to a news release, only all-electric vehicles have been approved for use with V2H systems. Mitsubishi points out that the plug-in hybrid electric Outlander PHEV qualifies because the engine does not run while plugged in to the V2H system.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV V2H could function as a potential source of power in a variety of situations – whether it be natural disasters, recovery sites, power outages, hospitals, or for recreational activities, like camping.
Now, if only we could get the Mitsubishi PHEV here in the U.S.
Mitsubishi has promised a U.S. delivery of the Outlander PHEV before the end of the year. Here at Bakersfield Mitsubishi, we’ll be (not-so) patiently waiting!