Mitsubishi EV ‘leads UK ultra-green market’

Mitsubishi hybrid cars are the most common ultra-green vehicles in the UK. That’s according to a new analysis made by the RAC Foundation, which found the company’s ‘Outlander Plug-in Hybrid’ model […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Mitsubishi hybrid cars are the most common ultra-green vehicles in the UK.

That’s according to a new analysis made by the RAC Foundation, which found the company’s ‘Outlander Plug-in Hybrid’ model has knocked the ‘Nissan LEAF’ off the top spot.

More than 9,000 outlanders have been licensed in the first quarter of 2015 – an 85% increase compared to the end of the last quarter of 2014.

On the other hand, more than 8,200 battery-powered Nissan Leafs were sold during the same period.

The RAC Foundation’s report claimed more than 29,000 cars on UK’s roads were eligible for plug-in car and van grants at the end of the first quarter of 2015.

It added: “Over the last 12 months the number of ultra-green cars and vans on our roads is up by 240% with the Mitsubishi Outlander suggesting that if the industry can offer the style of vehicles motorists want at a competitive price they will vote with their wallets.”