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Transport company buys 72 Outlander PHEV Commercials

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has completed the handover of the first ten of a total of 72 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial vehicles to Alstom Transport UK, one of the largest suppliers of high-speed and commuter rolling stock in the country.

Sarah Gatley of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK hands the first of 72 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs  over to Nadim Mehar, Alstom Transport UK & Ireland Fleet Manager.

The appeal of the Outlander PHEV Commercial to Alstom Transport is clear: A global leader in sustainable transport, Alstom has been part of the rail industry here for over a century with one third of all daily passenger rail journeys in the UK taking place on an Alstom train and half of the trains on the London Underground made by Alstom.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV allows the Alstom’s technicians to minimise their environmental impact, especially in urban areas where it can operate as a pure electric vehicle for up to 28 miles (WLTP).

The combination of electric and petrol power can also yield impressive fuel and emission savings on longer journeys too, where the Outlander PHEV does not need to seek out or wait for a vacant charge point, or tie its operator up while waiting for the batteries to charge.

However, if a rapid charger is available, the Outlander PHEV can be charged to 80% in just 20 minutes, the time it takes to grab a coffee and stretch one’s legs.

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK also provided the vehicles with special racking in the rear to accommodate the technicians’ tools and equipment. The vehicles will go into service immediately across the Eastern and Southern Regions along with Alstom’s Train Care Depots throughout the UK.

Nadim Mehar, Alstom Transport’s Fleet Manager UK & Ireland, commented, “Sustainability is at the heart of everything Alstom does. We help people move in an environmentally friendly way with our electric trains, trams, metros and exciting new hydrogen trains, delivering products that will help make the world a greener place. Ensuring that our low emission commitment is fulfilled in all aspects of our business, Alstom have looked to reduce our road-vehicle emissions with Mitsubishi’s customised PHEV vans offering the perfect solution. Through our partnership with Mitsubishi, we will see our new fleet of purpose-built plug-in hybrid electric vans play their part in delivering mobility by nature”