The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has chosen the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial for use by its team of wardens for the maintenance and upkeep of the area.
Warden Manager Judith Harvey puts the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial to work every day assisting the team with maintaining public rights of way, the upkeep of the footpaths and bridleways and the general conservation of the near 20,000 hectares of upland common that is owned by the authority.
The plug-in hybrid is often tasked with towing a quad bike to remote locations or lugging fence posts about and is also filled with essential equipment such as leaf blowers and chainsaws.
The Brecon Beacons National Park covers 519 square miles, roughly 6.5% of the entire area of Wales, with an expansive and diverse terrain popular with walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers, rock climbers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Harvey chose the Outlander PHEV Commercial, with its twin-motor 4WD system, for its capability in tackling the demands of the area, while also helping reduce noise and emissions.
The car has an electric range of 28 miles, backed up with a petrol engine for additional pulling power or when traveling further afield where recharging isn’t always possible.
“It’s very comfortable and very responsive and has proved amazing off-road and tows the necessary equipment that we need with ease. I can charge the vehicle at home and via the dedicated charge point that we have at the office, which is also equipped with solar panels, meaning we can charge the vehicle with renewable green energy whenever we can. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV commercial has a low carbon output, which is important for the conservation body as we work to lower the carbon emissions of our fleet of vehicles,” Harvey said.
With close to 50,000 registered in the UK since 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV remains the UK’s most popular plug-in vehicle with emissions of 46g/km and an official fuel economy figure of 139.7 mpg.