PHOTO CAPTION: Volkswagen TwinDrive Golf electric hybrid

Test Drive of VW's Golf Electric Hybrid

Telegraph reviews the up-coming Volkswagen Golf concludes that depending on the price of the plug-in model, it is on a par or even better than diesel model.

Published: 04-Mar-2013

You might be wondering what all the fuss is about over the Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid - haven't we seen this before?

Good question. In fact the first battery-electric Golf MK I models arrived badged as City Stromers in the Seventies, and there were additional City Stromer versions of the MK II and MK III models.

The first plug-in hybrid Golf models appeared in 2008, with 20 Variant Twin Drive cars that had a 35-mile electric-only range. We were supposed to get a Golf MK VI production version, but have had to wait until this MK VII model, which will go on sale next summer.


Volkswagen Golf EV

Twelve of the E-Golf test vehicles will be given to Volkswagen employees, the rest will be distributed in Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. beginning in April.

VW E-Bugster Cabrio electric concept.

E-Bugster Cabrio will be powered by an electric motor that produces 114 horsepower enabling the two-seat Beetle speedster to accelerate from 0-60 in 10.8. Range is up to 111 miles.

Combined Charging System will allow all three levels of electric car charging using one plug.

The Combined Charging System (CCS) applies to electric vehicles in Europe and the United States and will permit 15-20 minute fast charging.


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