If you live in Germany, you can now save 4.000 € when buying a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
GS Yuasa is Mitsubishi’s battery supplier for i-MiEV and Outlander PHEV. Yuasa has been increasing the battery production since the i-MiEV launch. Yet, with the introduction of new plug-in SUVs, Outlander PHEV sales have been drooping and i-MiEV isn’t helping either.
We can expect price drops coming for Mitsubishi’s current electric cars and at least a new model is expected next year. Mitsubishi have to make use of all the batteries Yuasa can produce to keep the cost per kWh low.
Now with LG Chem and GM announcing $145/kWh, it’s getting harder for GS Yuasa staying in the electric car game. Even more since their cells still use a mixture of LMO and NMC for the cathode material. They should have already moved to a superior NMC only cathode by now. Like Nissan and AESC did for the new 30 kWh battery.