Phoenix Mitsubishi, located in Linwood Road, Paisley, has invested in six new electric charging points to meet demand as sales of the car maker’s Outlander PHEV continue to rise. The auto retailer now has eight rapid charging points for customers to use.

Nationwide sales of Mitsubishi vehicles in February were up 28 per cent compared with the same month last year according to figures released by the SMMT. The rise was driven by a 41 per cent increase in sales of the hybrid Outlander.

Dealer Principal Dom D’Agostino said: “The success of the Outlander PHEV has spurred us on to have these extra charging points installed. There are only going to be more hybrids on the road so we want to be able to provide for our customers going forward. In the past, hybrid cars were seen as a bit different but now people are really embracing hybrid technology – it’s the way to go.”