Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept is as Boxy as It is Electric
Yet another electric crossover concept has debuted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in the way of the new Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept.
The Engelberg Tourer Concept represents Mitsubishi’s vision for a future plug-in hybrid SUV. This big, boxy hybrid is powered by a ‘Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid EV’ powertrain that consists of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, a 20kWh battery and an electric mounted at each axle. The 2.4-liter engine doesn’t drive the wheels, only acting as a generator to charge the battery, which is mounted in the floor of the three-row SUV.
Mitsubishi claims this setup could offer an EV cruising range of over 70 km (43 miles) and a total cruising range of over 700 km (434 miles) with a fully charged battery and full fuel tank.
In addition to the new concept SUV, Mitsubishi also detailed its new at-home EV charging solution, which it calls the ‘Dendo Drive House’. The system, which will be available at Mitsubishi dealerships going forward, combines a bi-directional charger, solar panels and home battery, enabling owners to charge their vehicle at home using solar power and to supply electricity from their EV/PHEV to the home. This can help users save on gas costs for their car, along with electricity costs for their home. It also provides an emergency power source for the home as well.
The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept is on display at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
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