Does an Outlander PHEV charge while driving?

I’m thinking about buying a Mitsubishi Outlander to combine battery power with gas power. However, I’m not sure how the charging works on a PHEV. Does an Outlander PHEV charge when I’m driving?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If you’re talking about the battery-only range in the
Mitsubishi Outlander
PHEV, then no, it doesn’t charge while driving.
The Outlander PHEV offers up to 24 miles of battery-only range. And while regenerative braking can modestly recharge the battery, when the juice runs out, you have to plug the vehicle in, much like you would with an electric vehicle.
Nevertheless, the Outlander PHEV offers 26 mpg combined as a hybrid and 74 MPGe when using only the battery. In total, you can go about 320 miles on a single tank of gas, which isn’t too shabby for a midsize SUV with three rows of seats.
If you decide to pull the trigger on an Outlander PHEV, just make sure to use the
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