The UK’s Most Popular Green Car- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

RAC Foundation research has shown the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to be the most common ultra-low carbon car on the road in the UK.

The RAC Foundation analysed figures from the DVLA which show that as of the end of 2016 the Outlander PHEV plus in hybrid continues to lead the ultra-low emissions car market with 25,447 cars on the road which is significantly ahead of the Nissan Leaf at 14,718.

The remainder of the top 5 most popular ultra low emissions cars is rounded off by the Mercedes-Benz C350 e (5,890), BMW i3 (5,858) and in Renault Zoe (4,974).

The Outlander PHEV’s leading place and Nissan Leaf’s second place are helped by the fact that they have been on sale for longer than some of their competitors which means they are well established in the market place.

However ignoring this factor and instead looking at current run rates of sales though would still put the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as the most popular green car with 1,696 registrations. The order thereafter is slightly different with second place being taken by the Mercedes-Benz C350 e (1,134) then BMW 330 e (895), Nissan Leaf (655) and BMW i3 (641).

The RAC Foundation research also demonstrates by how far the market for green vehicles is growing and how overall ownership of ultra-low emissions vehicles is up- at the end of 2016 there were 83,169 licenced plug-in car and van grant eligible vehicles in the UK, which is a 74 per cent increase on 2015 (47,922). These figures are expected to continue to increase in 2017 and beyond as more and more vehicles come to market and more and more private ad company car drivers consider a Hybrid PHEV or pure electric vehicle as their next car.

With further updates and improvements to specification for 2017 we expect the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to continue to lead the market as the most popular Hybrid/ PHEV in the UK. For further information on the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV models and range please contact Richard Lawson Mitsubishi 01382 477992/ 01828 921 921.