Volkswagen’s new plug-in hybrid Passat GTE is a dual nature
It does not compromise with security for passengers and load and luggage for all possible weekend activities. On the long journey, the GTE touches the range of diesel-powered Passat versions. Up to fifty kilometers on pure electric drive makes it be the commuters dream car.
Thanks for the complement of a traditional combustion engine the total range is 1100 km, based on the specific driving cycle for plug-in hybrids. The Passat plug-in hybrid makes the route Brussels to Venice on one tank. That you do not need to have range-anxiety is plug-in hybrid strongest side.
In some plug-in hybrid cars, the shift between combustion and the electric motor is very noticeable, not in the Passat. You hardly hear when the gasoline engine kicks off. The feeling of the car is virtually identical to the regular Passat, meaning excellent control, efficient suspension and good contact with the car. Another concern of plug-in hybrid skeptics is that the battery should steal space. The trunk looks exactly like any other Passat Estate. With raised seats there is space for 650 liters of luggage.
The battery is charged either in a conventional 230-volt outlet or quick-charged through a wall mounted charging box on the wall of a garage or carport. A wholly discharged battery can be fully charged in 4 hours and 15 minutes respectively fast charging in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Passat GTE Estate
Engine: 1.4-liter TFSI petrol engine and electric motor.
System Power: 218 hp.
Torque: 400 Nm (330 Nm directly at the start).
Gearbox: 6-speed DSG.
0-100 km / h: 7.6 sec,
Top speed: 225 km / h.
Fuel Consumption: 1.6l / 100 km (NEDC).
CO2: 0 g / km electric drive, 37 g / km for petrol.
Weight: 1735 kg.
Trailer weight: 1600 kg.
Luggage capacity: 650 liter (with raised seat), 1780 liter (with folded seat).
Approximate Price: 44 000 €