29 Apr '13, 12am

Volkswagen chief endorses plug-in hybrid cars

Volkswagen chief endorses plug-in hybrid cars

One of the most important figures in the motoring world, Professor Dr Martin Winterkorn, the chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen, has offered his backing to plug-in hybrid vehicles. Speaking at the International Vienna Motor Symposium, the Professor outlined how Volkswagen plans to electrify all vehicles over the coming years and that plug-in hybrid technology is its first choice as an alternative drive system. The company already has several vehicles heading to full production: including the Porsche Panamera Plug-in Hybrid and the Audi A3 E-Tron (pictured). These are expected to be followed by plug-in versions of the Audi A6, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Passat. In addition, Winterkorn outlined how Volkswagen would be focusing on high performance diesel engines in the near term: delivering 100kW per litre of displacement; as well as a 10-s...

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