The Mitsubishi Oultander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) was one of the earliest examples of mainstream brands adopting charge at home hybrid technology. The PHEV has outstanding fuel economy with most city trips never using the petrol engine, but should you buy one? Here are five things you need to know about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
Sometimes outside car thermometers are so inaccurate that they feel like random number generators. They're basically the worst feature of the car, next to the car's infotainment systems. That's because they're not actually thermometers, they're thermistors.
'All-wheel drive' and 'four-wheel drive' are often used interchangeably. In reality, they are very different vehicles and it depends on whether power is sent to the front or rear of a vehicle. Here's a professional rally driver explaining the difference between these two ever-more confused terms.
This is something that I've been lucky enough to see on some prototypes, but it's more than a little valuable for the public to get a sense of what a self-driving car "sees" when driving down the road. In this case, we have one of Waymo's test cars predicting the path of a cyclist before a crash might even happen.
I'm feeling pretty validated, today. The International Journal of Psychology has released the findings of a recent study that confirm jerks much prefer luxury cars — specifically BMW, Mercedes and Audis. Hence why it feels like every BMW driver is driving egregiously above the speed limit.
There are issues inherent with hydrogen as a fuel for cars. It is incredibly expensive and energy intensive to create, it is difficult to pressurise and transport, and the infrastructure for hydrogen as fuel is far less developed than battery electric charging. A few automotive manufacturers, chiefly Honda and Toyota, have hung their zero emissions program hat on the hydrogen peg, but it's still a very small sliver of the automotive market. As a car fuel, hydrogen straight up sucks. But boats are another story.
What I wanted to know was simple: how to drive a manual without breaking it, since repairs are expensive. I got a lot of different answers from a lot of different people — some of it seemed to make sense, some didn't. So I called up a rally champion and got the definitive word on what will blow up your car in the space of an afternoon, and what will keep it running just about forever.