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VW Golf TwinDrive: Fleet testing of plug-in hybrid starts 2010

VW Golf TwinDrive
VW will begin fleet-testing the plug-in hybrid VW Golf TwinDrive in 2010.

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has revealed a new concept today called the Golf Twin Drive. The Twin Drive is a plug-in electric hybrid that uses a powerful 82-hp electric motor and a 2.0L turbodiesel producing 122 hp. The electric motor is fed energy from a pack of lithium-ion batteries that can sustain the car’s mobility for about 50 kilometers or 31 miles, after which the diesel engine will take over propulsion duties.

Volkswagen is developing the Twin Drive system with eight German partners and is planning a trial fleet of 20 Golfs outfitted with the system in 2010.

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Source: Autoblog