Volkswagen

VW launches PHEV Tiguan

Volkswagen has released a plug-in hybrid version of its Tiguan model in select markets. The non-hybrid Tiguan was VW’s most popular model for 2019 and the Tiguan PHEV, known as the Tiguan eHybrid, is expected to be an attractive buy for consumers as well. Green Car Congress has the story. Read more.

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PHEV variant joining VW’s Arteon line

Volkswagen is set to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its updated Arteon product line, according to a report from Green Car Congress. The PHEV powertrain will feature “a 1.4-liter TSI engine paired with an electric motor and fed by a 12.7 kWh battery,” powering the vehicle to 160kW and 34-miles all-electric range. The product line also includes a number…

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VW to launch PHEV Tiguan GTE in 2021

VW will launch a plug-in hybrid version of its Tiguan GTE for the 2021 model year, Car Scoops reports. The vehicle is likely to share technical features with the PHEV version of VW’s Golf, which uses a “1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 150 PS (148 HP / 110 kW), paired to a 114 PS (112 HP / 84 kW)…

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Expansion of the electrified model lineup to include additional hybrid-electric vehicles

“Under the Volkswagen Group’s Planning Round 68, the investment plan for 2020 to 2024, the Group plans to spend nearly €60 billion (US$66 billion) on the future areas of hybridization, electric mobility and digitalization over the next five years.” See more https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/11/20191115-vwag.html

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VW upgrades Passat PHEV all-electric range

Volkswagen has increased the all-electric range on the European version of its Passat plug-in hybrid to up to 70 kilometers, according to a new report from Green Car Congress. The Passat GTE PHEV has a substantial increase in all-electric range compared to its predecessor. The plug-in hybrid features three operating modes – EV, GTE, and hybrid. The hybrid system carries…

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Bentley to add plug-in hybrid version of all models by 2025

According to a new report from Bengt Halvorson at Green Car Reports, Bentley will add a plug-in hybrid version of each vehicle in its lineup by 2025. Halvorson notes, “Bentley is looking to expand its buyer base rather than sell more cars to existing buyers,” and the additional plug-in hybrids are a main part of this strategy. Werner Tietz, a…

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VW hints at future hybrid plans

According to a new report from Auto Guide, Volkswagen has filed for a number of hybrid and electric vehicle trademarks in Europe, including for the terms “power hybrid,” “range,” and “pure hybrid.” It is unclear when Volkswagen intends to deploy the new names, but Auto Guide argues the protected terms will likely not be standalone vehicle names. Read more.

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Porsche, with nod to hybrid and electric, drops diesel

Porsche, the luxury automaker, has announced it will move away from diesel vehicles in favor of growing its electrified lineup of vehicles. In a press release, Porsche’s CEO noted, “Porsche is not demonizing diesel… [but we] have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free.” Diesel sales have fallen throughout Europe in recent years as…

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