Buyers race to beat Plug-In Grant deadline for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV​

With the announcement that the plug-in car grant will reduce from £5,000 to £2,500 for plug-in hybrid vehicles bought after the 1st March, 2016 has brought a new wave of interest in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV from buyers looking to beat the deadline.

However, the Government’s plug-in car grant scheme does allow for a nine-month delivery period. This means that vehicles ordered before the end of February will still qualify for the full £5,000 plug-in grant, even if they are not delivered and paid until November 2016.

Toby Marshall, Sales and Marketing Director said that the brand is receiving “more enquires than usual, as buyers are looking to order their Outlander PHEV before the grant reduces.” He said this has been demonstrated with a “huge increase in interest” and website traffic which is “higher than ever.”

The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and since then has provided a subsidy of up to £5,000 towards the purchase price of an ultra-low emission vehicle which some 50,000 people have already benefitted from. It is now backed by a new £400 million package that intends to treble the number of ultra-low emission vehicles on Britain’s roads. The grant will now continue until at least the end of March 2018.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV leads the market still as the UK’S favourite plug-in vehicle. Since its launch it has achieved 16,000 sales and currently accounts for around half of all plug-in car grant applications. The 4x4 SUV easily accommodates an average daily commute with an all-electric range of up to 32.5 miles, with an efficient 2.0-litre petrol engine delivering up to 500 miles for complete peace of mind.

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