I am writing from New Zealand.
Last weekend I purchased a used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2014 XLS model with 62000 kilometres on it. Following the advice on purchasing used PHEV I learned in this forum, I asked the dealership to provide me with an SOH of the battery before purchase, but they said they would be able to provide me with those stats following purchase as they would need to keep the car overnight and run tests on the battery. The car is tidy, and on test run, it was such a pleasure to ride (eerily silent in the city traffic); it was love at first sight,
. So, I went ahead and exchanged it for an old Mitsubishi Colt and paid the difference.
Yesterday, the dealership returned me the battery test results. They said the SoH = 70%, and returned the following statistics:
- Battery current capacity: 28.6 Ah
- Battery remaining capacity: 28.1 Ah
- Battery maximum input power: 19.75 KW
- Battery maximum output power: 63.5 kW
- BAT cell voltage difference MAX: 0.004 V
- Target cell voltage: 4.089 V
I drove the car practically everyday this week (Monday to Friday). I live about 70 kilometres out of the city so 140K drive every day, plus additional 50K to drive for various errands). I started with a full tank of petrol on Saturday, and after 790 kilometres of travel (I have verified it through the trip meter, plus my own jotting down of the distance through google map), there is still about 40% petrol in the tank. I have charged the car to full every night, and it shows 48 kilometres on full charge when I start out in the morning. I have driven it slowly mostly about 90 k/h on a back country highway (did not use any of the B settings, did not use Eco mode, left it as D mode and charge/save) and between 50-60 k/h in the city.
The car is deafeningly silent to drive in city streets (a very mild hum, like a cat purring as it starts off a traffic block). Handles the highway remarkably; all in all, I find driving this car a beautiful experience! It's a tad slow to take off at the lights (compared with my old petrol vehicle, but barely noticeable). I have found that driving on the highway at about 80-85 kilometres/hour with "save" mode on adds rapidly to the battery distance (I used to think that save mode will preserve the battery kilometres but it seems to add; for example, I activated this morning the "save" mode at 29 kilometres on the battery as I entered the highway but when I reached the city, it registered 34 kilometres).
Overall must say a fantastic experience to drive this car and thank you forum members for your wisdom and incredible knowledge that gave me the confidence to buy this,
Question: how do I interpret the battery stats? Is there a manual/guide for that you can advise?