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independent.ie posted an article about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and they say that there will not be a PHEV (Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) but there will be an "electric solution"

Does that just mean a full EV is going to be on the way or does that mean that instead of a PHEV there could be a HEV?

What would you rather see?
 

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It sure doesn't seem like Mitsubishi has the budget to afford a unique EV and instead would use an existing model, much like what we seen with VW and the e-Golf. Unlike most brands they are solo, no partnerships, although they might have some strong investors.
 

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Nissan took majority stake of Mitsubishi so now with that merger. Carlos Ghosn could be what they needed and the backing in order to push them through it. He already said that his goal was to steer them back in the right direction and right now, that direction is EV if he's thinking long run
 

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Nissan took majority stake of Mitsubishi so now with that merger. Carlos Ghosn could be what they needed and the backing in order to push them through it. He already said that his goal was to steer them back in the right direction and right now, that direction is EV if he's thinking long run
now that has me thinking if both brands will be sharing platforms in the future since that is one way Mitsubishi can ensure they create products all while remaining cost efficient during the R&D process
 

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EV and PHEV are the future and not moving with the trend would negatively affect a brand in the future. Gas may still be relatively cheap, but people are becoming more environmentally conscious, or they want even longer drive range which purely gas cars can't deliver.
 

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EV and PHEV are the future and not moving with the trend would negatively affect a brand in the future. Gas may still be relatively cheap, but people are becoming more environmentally conscious, or they want even longer drive range which purely gas cars can't deliver.
That and there's the fact that by 2040 a lot of countries will want to stop selling gasoline vehicles. Give it about 20 years after that and it will be hard to see a gasoline car on the road. Even around 2040 it will be clear how the next 10 years will play out.
 

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Maybe we'll see a mild hybrid version of the Mitsubishi Eclipse even if we don't see a PHEV variant. There are other ways to increase fuel economy aside from going pure EV or a plug-in.
 

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Hybrids are nothing new to Mitsu, they already have the Outlander PHEV so its just a matter of time till we hear the announcement here for the EC, once we do, immediate release should follow. If not i will be surprised because that's not the way to approach the hybrid market.
 

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The hybrid market is just so profitable these days with the premium they charge compared to the pure gas variants. Even if they don't think it's profitable now, hybrid models will set the precedence for future releases.
 

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The hybrid market is just so profitable these days with the premium they charge compared to the pure gas variants. Even if they don't think it's profitable now, hybrid models will set the precedence for future releases.
well thats just for starters and it helps that we live during a time where hybrids are being pushed from all angles, from governments and car makers, its the way of the future. Just look at some of the aggressive regulations coming out....some require only EV's to be sold new by 2040.
 

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What hybrid range is like all depends on the state of the hybrid powertrain and overall setup going into it.
Hybrids are at the front of everything for development, so we won't know for sure till closer to release or when we have some powertrai information.
 

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I'm hoping for a full-hybrid, giving the gas engine some help starting/stopping and going up hill. Even better if it can be run on electric only for a few miles but that may be asking for too much because of the battery pack needed.
 

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No reason they can't do it now even if it means pulling from other car makers which should be up for consideration. They can take on the R&D dollar risk but no one would really care in the end, they just want a hybrid.
 

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More of how much it would add to the MSRP if a larger battery is needed. I'd be happy with a full hybrid with how impressive the fuel economy numbers look on them.
 

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Yeah you can consider that but you also have to factor in how much you should be saving over the 3-4+ years of ownership because that's what really matters. Often the cost you take on with the higher MSRP isn't much compared to how much you save. Plus there's the environmental footprint, more green we can be the better.
 
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