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Mitsubishi PX-MiEV at the IAA: Hybrid SUV with 2 liter consumption

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D he hybrid concept car was already presented at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009 and shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2010. With a length of 4.51 meters, a width of 1.83 meters and a height of 1.655 meters, the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV is a full-fledged SUV.

Fatigue sensor and oxygen enrichment in the PX-MiEV

The wheelbase of 2.63 meters creates space for four passengers in the interior. This also shines with anti-allergic surfaces, an oxygen enrichment and a fragrance dispenser. All four individual seats can be air-conditioned separately in the Mitsubishi PX-MiEV. Heat-reflecting glasses and a similarly heat-reflecting paint should keep the interior temperatures moderate and also reduce energy consumption. The safety equipment includes, among other things, a drowsiness monitor, which warns the driver if necessary with an acoustic, visual and aromatic signal.

The Mitsubishi PX-MiEV is powered by a newly developed hybrid drive train. Two electric motors, one on each axle, and a 1.6-liter gasoline engine work together here. The electric motors contribute a total output of 60 kW and a torque of 200 Nm. The petrol engine, which drives the front wheels or serves as a generator for filling the battery, has an output of 116 hp and a maximum torque of 125 Nm. An electronic control takes over the permanent, variable power distribution to all four wheels in size 245/45 R20. An electronically controlled air suspension should ensure driving comfort.

Mitsubishi PX-MiEV can travel 50 kilometers without petrol

The Mitsubishi PX-MiEV can be driven in purely electric mode - here the range should be around 50 kilometers - or in a combined mode where the gasoline engine is used as a generator or as a direct drive for the front wheels, depending on the charge level of the battery and the speed being driven. Measured according to the Japanese consumption cycle, the PX-MiEV should come to an average consumption of less than two liters per 100 kilometers. The battery is charged by energy recovery in coasting or braking mode, by a generator or by electricity from the socket. Different charging modes are available depending on availability.


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