If you have ever driven Volkswagen’s Golf GTI car, you know that it is a pretty speed machine. Granted it might not necessarily be considered a “super car”, but it is more than able of holding its own. That being said with fast cars, they tend to use up a lot of petrol, which is why if you’re after something like the Golf GTI that’s a little bit more green and easier on the wallet when it comes to refuelling, perhaps you might be interested in the Volkswagen Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid version of the Golf GTI that the car company has recently released a handful of photos of, with the car expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The Golf GTE will sport an electric motor that has a range of 31 miles and can reach a top speed of 81mph, but will see a boost of up to 135mph thanks to its TSI engine. However when combined with the TSI direct injection engine, it will be able to output 200hp and out 350Nm of torque. According to Volkswagen, they are claiming that the Golf GTE will be able to go from zero to 100km in 7.6 seconds which is slower than last year’s GTI, although its fuel efficiency is set at 188mpg, with CO2 emissions at 35g/km. In terms of charging the battery, regenerative braking will help to recharging the car’s battery, although if you were to plug the vehicle in using a dedicated wall-mounted charging unit, you should be able to recharge the car’s 8.8kWh lithium-ion battery in about 2.5 hours. Pricing is unknown for now, but Volkswagen expect those details to be made available in late August and they expect deliveries of the vehicle to begin by the end of 2014.
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