Mitsubishi Dealership Group Helps Charity Go Green And Save Money

Mitsubishi Dealership Group Helps Charity Go Green And Save MoneyA Mitsubishi dealership group is helping a children’s charity to go green and save money by lending it two plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
CCR Mitsubishi, which has nine dealerships across the south, has given WellChild two Outlander PHEVs in a move that will save the organisation thousands of pounds.

The charity, which helps seriously ill children and their families across the UK, has already saved more than £25,000 thanks to support from CCR Mitsubishi since January 2014.

Now, for the first time, WellChild has the environmentally friendly Outlander PHEVs, which, using both electric and petrol power, emit just 44g of CO2 per kilometre and boast an official combined fuel consumption figure of 148 miles per gallon.

The vehicles will be used to visit families and for the Helping Hands projects, which tackle essential home and garden make-over projects.

Colin Dyer, Chief Executive of the Cheltenham-based charity, said: ‘The partnership with CCR Mitsubishi has already saved us a phenomenal amount of money. That obviously has a really important impact on our work, because all of that money will be ploughed back into our programmes for children and young people – all of which means CCR Mitsubishi has already had a really important impact on our work right across the UK.’

The Outlander PHEVs will not only save the charity money on fuel but they are also exempt from the London congestion charge. The vehicles have already been used for nine family visits and to travel to three fundraisers in London and one on the Isle of Wight.

Dale Bedwell, Regional General Manager at CCR Mitsubishi, said: ‘WellChild are a national charity that do fantastic work and we are proud to continue supporting them. The Outlander PHEVs are perfect for the team at WellChild as they are economical to run, comfortable on long journeys and have plenty of space for all the tools they need on their Helping Hands projects.’

WellChild provides essential practical and emotional support for seriously ill children, young people and those who care for them to ensure they receive the best possible quality of care. The patron of the charity is Prince Harry.