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VW Golf TwinDrive: Interesting report

VW Golf TwinDrive
We found an interesting report about the VW Golf TwinDrive. Give it a read!

First introduced in 2008, the “Twin-Drive” is like a combination of the Chevrolet Volt’s Series and Toyota Prius’ Parallel drive-train systems, meaning, that Volkswagen mated a TDI diesel engine to an electric motor/generator to create what is essentially a Golf that runs on electric power up to about 35 mph and then switches to the diesel engine.

Furthermore, the battery is charged by both brake regeneration and plug-in methods. There are all sorts of other mechanical and computer doodads on the Twin-Drive that help to switch between the electric and diesel motors for maximum efficiency.

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Source: LA Times