Saturday, March 08, 2008

Revealed: Volkswagen's 69.9-MPG Diesel Hybrid | Autopia from Wired.com

VW's been experimenting with hybrids of the gasoline-electric variety since the early 1990s, but the Golf hybrid it will unveil next month at the Geneva Motor Show is the first production model the German company's rolled out. Volkswagen isn't offering much in the way of details, but the car is expected to have a parallel hybrid drivetrain with a 2.0 liter engine. Look for it to have an all-electric mode at low speed, start-stop capability, regenerative braking and a 7-speed DSG double-clutch transmission, according to Auto Express and AutoBlog Green.

Revealed: Volkswagen's 69.9-MPG Diesel Hybrid | Autopia from Wired.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a concept. Meaning fantasy. Also meaning American buyers are out of luck because even if they build it they won't bring it here. And even if they did, thanks to the weak dollar it will cost twice what it costs in Europe. Thank 18 years of greenspan for that. Thank greedy oil men, oh heck just relize greed runs this world and it doesn't really give a damn about you.