Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept - 580 Mile Range

The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept, based on the completely redeveloped second-generation Tiguan, has a plug-in hybrid system that uses two electric motors and a gasoline engine, which can supply all four wheels with power, either automatically or at the push of a button. Four-wheel-drive is also activated when the driver selects 4MOTION® Active Control or when GTE-mode is selected. The Tiguan GTE Active Concept is equipped with a 148 horsepower turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® gasoline engine mated to two electric motors, 54 horsepower at the front wheels and 114 horsepower at the rear for total system power of 221 horsepower tied to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that was specially designed for hybrid use. The 4MOTION plug-in hybrid drive include a 12.4 kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery that can be charged either externally or via the gasoline engine. The vehicle can cover up to 20 miles in all-electric mode and the driving range, based on a battery capacity of 12.4 kWh and a 16.9-gallon fuel tank, is 580 miles.