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by greendwarf
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home

History is littered with businesses that "get it wrong" - I repeat, Betamax. This was a technically better product but that didn't help it survive. :ugeek:
by greendwarf
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home

The real problem with fuel cells is the infrastructure needed. Electricity is already universal and can be generated easily from a variety of local sources. Petrol and diesel are produced as part of an existing worldwide petrochemical industry and very cheap (before taxes). It can also be stored and...
by greendwarf
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home

However, there is nowhere in the world where electricity is not already available, which is why fuel cells are NOT the future. :mrgreen:
by greendwarf
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Not automatically switching from battery to engine
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Not automatically switching from battery to engine

I find the OP rather odd - ALL the motorway driving in EV?

Even if starting with a full battery and from near a motorway you can only get about 15 minutes max driving at normal motorway speeds!
by greendwarf
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: Battery Health Check procedure - correct method?
Replies: 28
Views: 2367

Re: Battery Health Check procedure - correct method?

The displayed range is a guess at best. It's all dependent on what temp of the battery is, use of climate control, what kind of driving you do, terrain, traffic, speed, etc. The car's computer generates this value based on past driving ... the meter is called a "guess-o-meter" ... lots of links of ...
by greendwarf
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brack failure
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Brack failure

Don't remember anybody else posting this problem here. Could be lots of things but your brakes are too important to go on guess work. You need to have the car looked at by a dealer.
by greendwarf
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.
Replies: 32
Views: 2147

Re: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.

As European users don't seem to have this "cold start" problem, I doubt that the Outlander is the source of any pollution claim. Also whilst very successful, Mitsu sales are eclipsed by the Prius - most models of which continually go through an ICE stop-start cycle in urban traffic.

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