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Understanding Emissions

In our modern age where climate change and global warming are never far from the headlines, how we use energy is something everyone needs to think about, balancing the needs of our lives with the impact we have on the world.

While every facet of our daily activities contribute, use of our cars and what emissions our cars produce is often the most obvious way we consider our impact.

Car manufacturers like Mitsubishi are always striving to make our cars more efficient and environmentally friendly, using new technology and expertise to make cars that go farther, consume less energy and produce fewer emissions.

Emissions Explained Petrol and Diesel Plug-in Hybrid

Emissions explained


Air pollution

Contributes to air pollution, especially in cites where traffic density is high

road traffic pollution

Road traffic (buses, cars and lorries) contributes roughly 40% of N0x

Industrial pollution

28.5 million tonnes a year produced across all industry

Natural pollution

8.6 million tonnes a year produced naturally from thunderstorms

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) are a collection of gases produced from the reaction among nitrogen and oxygen during combustion of fuel at high temperatures. They are commonly created from industrial sources and also occur naturally during thunderstorms due to the extreme temperature of lightning.

Nitrogen Oxides are especially challenging where traffic is highly concentrated such as in cities, and are a significant contributor to air pollution such as smog that can have long-term impacts on human health.


Human pollution

C02 emissions occur from almost all human activity and are a huge challenge

Transportation CO2

In total, all transportation accounts for roughly 27% of global C02 emissions

Fossil fuel

Half the C02 released from fossil fuels is absorbed by plants and oceans

Green house gases

Half stays in the atmosphere and is one of the most common green house gases

Carbon Dioxide is a common gas with a multitude of applications including food, chemical, medical and transportation industries. It is the most signifcant long-lived greenhouse gas in the Earth’s atmosphere and since the Industrial Revolution has been increasing in quantity, primairly due to use of fossil fuels and deforestation.

Carbon Dioxide is believed to be a significant contributor to the increase of Earth’s average temperature (commonly called global warming or climate change), the consequences of which are complex and ever-changing, but include rising sea levels and damage to ecological systems.

Diesel and petrol engines have improved

All new Mitsubishi’s are built to the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, meaning they emit around a third of the NOx and a fifth of the particulates of a car built before 2009.

Mitsubishi ASX 4 in white

All our cars have advanced filtration systems

All Mitsubishi cars come equipped with filtration systems designed to reduce emissions as much as possible.

Particulate Filters - Diesel Models

Captures and stores exhaust particulate matter (soot), and then through a process called regeneration, the accumulated soot is burnt off at very high temperatures, leaving the filter ready to capture more soot.

Exhaust Gas Recirculation - All Models

Recirculates a portion of the exhaust gas back to the engine cylinders, reducing the temperature of the engine and therefore the amount of NOx produced.

3 Way Catalytic Converter - All models

All catalytic converters turn toxic pollutants like carbon monoxide into less hazardous emissions. A 3 way catalytic converter is specifically designed to reduce NOx emissions as well.

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  • Mirage



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  • ASX


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  • Eclipse-Cross

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  • L200



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  • Shogun



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The Mirage has been engineered to achieve driving and economical perfection - from its sculpted exterior lines to its lightweight frame and ultra-efficient petrol engine. It achieves over 65mpg and produces a maximum of 100g/km CO2 emissions - which means a big saving on road tax. The ASX is part urban dweller and part country getaway. The elevated driving position means that it’s part sumptuous interior and part safety conscious. The optional 6 speed automatic gearbox and optional 4WD means that it’s part smooth commute and part gritty off-roader. Crossover to the ASX. The Eclipse Cross is a new sporty compact SUV which is set to re-define the Crossover landscape, with sharp, expressive lines and a sleek yet muscular body, combining style and versatility like never before. Equipped with a variety of innovative technology from entertainment to safety. The new Outlander Diesel represents the future of the SUV. A family-sized car that is economical, luxurious and safe. Equipped with a host of convenience and entertainment features and enough space to take you and yours anywhere you want to go. The Outlander PHEV petrol is a true game-changing SUV that can future proof your motoring needs. The UK’s bestselling Plug-in hybrid delivers significant financial savings with its incredible fuel economy and tax benefits. In terms of build-quality, reliability and specification, style, space and comfort the L200 sets the standards to which others aspire. Unlike any other pick-up, our Super Select 4WD means you can drive in 2WD or 4WD on any terrain, even tarmac – perfect for towing. Little wonder that the L200 has been voted What Van? Pick-Up of the Year 15 times. The Shogun is loaded with rugged, reliable technology, an enviable towing capacity and a diehard work ethic. Available with a short or long wheelbase, it is unbeatable for loading, lugging and pulling heavy objects and absolutely unstoppable in the wild. On top of all that, it is now even more affordable.

Emissions test

By September 2018, all new cars will have passed a strict emission test carried out under real driving conditions, before being sold

Fuel pump

The UK Government has no current plans to change diesel taxation in a way that will retrospectively punish motorists

Congestion charge

The strictest Clean Air Zones will not charge new diesel cars. Only cars older than 2015 (pre-Euro 6) will face penalties

Hybrid Cars

Plug-in hybrid cars and other electric vehicles represent a huge step forward for cutting vehicle emissions and there has never been a better time to buy one. The technology has evolved, making the cars capable of travelling farther and there are more and more charging points to enable longer journeys.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Outlander PHEV

Our award-winning plug-in hybrid SUV is the UK’s best-selling hybrid.

With a high efficiency 2.0 litre petrol engine and an electric range of 33 miles, the Outlander PHEV is our flagship vehicle, designed to meet the challenges of a changing world today.

Superb range

Superb Range

Capable of 33 miles on pure electric power and a total range of 542 miles from a single tank of petrol, the Outlander PHEV can take you further for less.

Low emissions

Low emissions

With official MPG figures of 166 mpg, the Outlander PHEV is exempt from the London congestion charge and has ultra low VED and great benefit in kind for business drivers.

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