Here at Jeremy Franklin Mitsubishi, we know that more and more drivers want to go green and reduce their carbon footprint by buying a more fuel-efficient car. We have plenty of vehicles, like the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, that offer great fuel economy numbers and a thrilling driving experience, but a recent breakthrough could mean that even greener cars will soon be on their way to our lot. Researchers at Mitsubishi have partnered with GS Yuasa to develop a better lithium-ion battery, and it looks like they’ve succeeded.

The biggest issue that drivers have with electric or hybrid cars is commonly referred to as “range anxiety.” Some worry that they won’t be able to reach their destination on electric power alone. If they don’t think that a car is going to be able to get them to where they need to go, why would they want to buy it?

Fortunately the technology keeps getting better, and this recent breakthrough from Mitsubishi researchers could have a big effect on the market. When automakers tackle the range anxiety problem they also need to worry about cost. A bigger, longer lasting battery costs more money to produce, which means that the car will be more expensive too. However, these researchers have found a way to build a lithium-ion battery that costs the same as current technology and can give an electric car twice the range. This could be a big deal for the whole automotive market when these batteries go into production in a few years, and we can’t wait to see what kind of new green Mitsubishi cars are in the works.

So if you’re searching for a new car that offers fuel efficiency and advanced tech, talk to one of our Kansas City Mitsubishi dealers today. We’ll make it easy to find a new vehicle that you’ll love. We hope to see you soon!