The 2022 Volkswagen T7 is here and will be available in the plug-in electric version called the eHybrid. A 2L inline-4 engine and an 85kW electric motor combine to power the eHybrid. The vehicle has a wider body compared to its predecessor, the T6, and a full-width front grille and headlights. Read more
“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
“The newest Golf is digitalized, networked, predictive, intuitively operated and electrified, with five hybrid versions from mild to plug-in.” Read more https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/20191024-golf.html
“Demand has surged for models with hybrid electric powertrains now representing 52% of the sales mix across Greater Europe, and 62% in Western Europe only.” Read more https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/20191021-tme.html
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.
Though most consumers recognize full hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars, mild hybrids are a less publicized option. A mild hybrid “typically can’t propel a car on electric power alone. Instead, [they] provide a small amount of electric assist” allowing the vehicle’s engine to work smarter, not harder. Volkswagen has announced that a portion of its electrification strategy will focus on…
Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid Tiguan has been undergoing road testing in snow-covered Sweden. The Tiguan PHEV is expected to have a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, in combination with its electric assistance. When in full-electric mode, the Tiguan is expected to have about twenty miles of range. Though VW has yet to announce where the Tiguan PHEV will be released, the model…
Volkswagen introduced the T-Prime Concept GTE at Auto China 2016. The full-size sport utility vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive previews the future Volkswagen SUV. It will deliver the equivalent of 87 miles per gallon and travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone using a 14.1-kWh battery. Read more.
A trio of German automakers — Mercedes, Volkswagen and BMW — have aggressive plans for introducing plug-in hybrids. Mercedes has announced plans to introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. That follows news that Volkswagen will launch over twenty electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles over the next few years in China. BMW recently announced its first plug-in hybrid. “Plug-in hybrids are a key technology on…
Volkswagen debuted the Sport Coupé Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The GTE designation promises a plug-in hybrid drive system that can be driven approximately 32 miles in all-electric mode. Read more.