21 Feb '12, 9pm

VW to Sell Turbocharged Plug-In Hybrid Golf in 2015

VW to Sell Turbocharged Plug-In Hybrid Golf in 2015

diesel-hybrid version of the Golf that was announced a few years ago ended up dead before arrival , it looks like VW enthusiasts might get the next best thing with the MKVII version of the Golf.It will be offered with a hybrid drivetrain that, according to AutoExpress , will be based on a lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged from the grid (in other words, it will be a plug-in hybrid). The current prototype is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbo gas engine mated to a 80Kw electric motor. "VW says the Golf will have an electric-only range of around 30 miles and should be able to return 141mpg with overall CO2 emissions as low as 46g/km." (that MPG figure is based on imperial gallons, so the US MPG - while still impressive - would be lower). Via AutoExpress See also: 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid Debuts at Detroit Auto Show (Lithium-ion Battery, 45 MPG, Turbocharged)

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/vw-sell-plug-hybrid-golf-2...

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