There have been many mentions of the Outlander PHEV, but no dedicated thread, so here goes. InsideEvs.com brought my attention to the best video review I've seen yet, and one new point was that the engine can recharge the battery at CHAdeMO speeds, or nearly so. http://insideevs.com/auto-express-revie ... ent-433107
They claimed 80% within 30 minutes, but didn't demonstrate it. Leave that to the Aussies! http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-re ... 2_20140404
These guys ran the battery to 'almost zero' by bashing thru the bush on a 'proper' off-road excursion, and then only managed to achieve 70% SOC after an hour. Now if that capability included CHAdeMO export to a BEV, the Outlander PHEV would make the ultimate stable-mate for an I-MiEV or
a LEAF! Talk about your conquest vehicle, "ring-
Honey, I'm out of charge and I made it to the Nissan dealer, but they locked their gates 5 minutes ago, could you bring the Outlander?" "Sure Dear, but we'll need to park for at least a half hour- good thing the Outlander has fold-flat rear seating!!"
Another nice feature was that the the Outlander PHEV has a smartphone app as remote rather than our clunky throwback radio remote.
And the following additional video from down under had slightly different conclusions on the onboard DCFC. http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-re ... 2_20140404