VW has unveiled the VW Golf Twin Drive plug-in hybrid prototype. Have a look!
VeeDub says this latest plug-in prototype has an electric-only range of 35 miles and comes packing a direct-injected 1.4-liter gasoline engine that provides the Golf Twin Drive with a total range of 559 miles. The wagon’s electric traction motor puts out a reasonable 85 kW (114 horsepower). When that motor is working in conjunction with the vehicle’s 1.4-liter gasser, output jumps to 161 hp.
The Golf Twin Drive also features a single-speed transmission, an electronically actuated “separation” clutch and is equipped with either a 13.2-kWh or an 11.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack – Volkswagen is testing out different packs from GAIA and SB LiMotive.
In terms of performance, the Golf Twin Drive can hit a top speed of 106 miles per hour and zip from 0 to 60 mph in “under 12 seconds.”