Archive for November 17, 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s US Launch Delayed

The Outlander PHEV charging

The Outlander PHEV charging. Photo via Wikipedia Commons.

 

Electric car enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath for the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) to be released in American markets. Once it arrives, it will no doubt give a new kind of relevance to the Mitsubishi name. Unfortunately, no one knows for certain exactly when the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is planning on showing up. Though it’s listed as a 2017 model year vehicle on the Mitsubishi website, it will likely be delayed until the 2018 model year.

This is the second postponement this year for the vehicle that was first expected in summer 2016. However, Europe got early access to the PHEV in 2013, and by their standards, it should be worth the wait. The PHEV became the bestselling plug-in on the continent.

So what are we waiting for? For one, the pricing will be more competitive in the states, and therefore Mitsubishi is under pressure to find the perfect balance. Secondly, we’re waiting—patiently—for the best possible incarnation of the PHEV.

According to the company’s North American spokesperson Alex Fedorak, we can expect “better driving characteristics and more features” when the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s US Launch finally happens. Though the wait is challenging for those of us eager to take the PHEV for a spin, in the end it will be worth it because we’re waiting for a plug-in hybrid that will exceed our expectations.

Did You Go to Shrimp and Wine Fest 2016?

 

Shrimp and Wine

Expect great dishes like this at any Abilene seafood festival. Photo – Wikipedia Commons.

Last weekend was your chance to taste what some claim is the most delicious boiled shrimp in all of Texas — we’re talking about the annual Shrimp and Wine Fest. The festival treated guests to plenty of great food and drink on Saturday, November 12th at El Paseo de Santa Angela. The event took place from 4-8pm. Tickets proceeds went to the Home Builders Association of San Angelo.

For the cost of a ticket, each guest got a plate of delicious boiled shrimp prepared with special seasonings and spices. The shrimp came with corn, potatoes, sausage links and your choice of iced tea or sweet tea. The San Angelo Rotary Club who hosts the event understands that some folks keep busy on Saturdays, so to-go orders were available to accommodate those out and about.

As the name would suggest, the annual Shrimp and Wine fest includes a selection of wines for tasting and sipping along with your shrimp. However, the wine is not included in the price of the ticket and is sold separately.

The Home Builders Association of San Angelo put the profits toward their Operation FINALLY HOME program, a nonprofit project that brings experienced builders and suppliers together to build homes for injured or ill veterans and their families.

If you missed this year’s Shrimp and Wine Fest, look for details on next year’s event to try some of the tastiest seafood around.