Volkswagen Golf GTE was awarded with the prestigious Green Apple Awards at the Houses of Parliament in London. Voted by the experts from the Midland Group of Motoring Writes, the model succeed in its class (electric hybrids or pure electric vehicles) as well as being named Green Apple Champion 2015.
The cars performs on a combination of petrol engine and electric motor, returning up to 166mpg, and CO2 emissions measured at just 39g/km. The innovative plug-in hybrid has already scooped a series of prominent automotive industry awards including the Green category in the annual BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards. By touching the ‘GTE’ button, the electric motor and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine combine to deliver a 0-62 mph time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 138mph, where the law permits. When fully charged in all-electric mode, the model has an electric range of up to 31 miles. 1,600 rpm can be achieved when the maximum torque is of 350 Nm. When electric and petrol combine, the total range is 580 miles.
Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen UK, said: “The Golf GTE is a clear winner, with an unbeatable mix of spirited GTI-style performance and exceptional economy. The car showcases Volkswagen’s progress in the area of plug-in hybrid technology and stands as a real testament to the engineering strength and driving appeal of our cars.”
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