Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delayed in United States until 2015

by SpeedLux

Mitsubishi has recently announced that the market release of the Outlander PHEV for U.S. has been delayed until 2015.

In April this year we had heard news from Mitsubishi of halting production of the Outlander PHEV due to some issued relating to the battery of the car. But thankfully since then the problem has been fixed but still the company has informed that the car would not be able to make it to United States until 2015 due to continuing bottlenecks in the battery production.

Actually the problem is something which is not in the hands of Mitsubishi as the main problem has to do with a limited battery production capacity at the firm’s main battery supplier, Lithium Energy Japan, which is a joint-venture established by Mitsubishi and Japanese battery manufacturer GS Yuasa Corp and trading house Mitsubishi Corp.

Initially, just 2,000 battery packs were made every month but output has now been doubled to 4,000 units and will be required to be further expanded to 5,000 units in April 2014. As per original plans, the Outlander PHEV was slated to reach the markets of U.S. before the end of this year.

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