VW Hybrid Hits US Market

January 11, 2010 By Kristeen

The new face of Volkswagen was presented to the public at the Detroit Auto Show this morning and people are liking the style and idea behind the New Compact Coupe (NCC). The scaled down Jetta gasoline electric hybrid two door compact car is powered from a 1.4-liter gasoline engine rated 150 horsepower, and a 27-hp electric motor fueled from a lithium-ion battery, so the car could run strictly on electricity. The gas engine not only shuts off when not needed, the transmission decouples it from the rest of the drivetrain so the car coasts easily, saving fuel. VW says, “the concept car can run at 45 miles per gallon and emits just 98 grams of CO2, a greenhouse gas, per kilometer.”

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A real nice and a good car, may others follow suit...
Posted by June Yasol on January 14, 2010

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