Now the German model can travel without recharging up to 56 km solely on electric.
Modification of PlugIn Hybrid an updated Volkswagen Passat went on sale in Europe, offering not only the more technical functions, but also increased the battery capacity. New battery Passat GTE now has 31% more capacity 13 kWh versus 9.9 kW in the current version of the model.
The power plant remained largely unchanged and consists of a 1.4-liter TSI with output of 156 HP combined with an electric motor 113 HP total return units is 215 HP and torque of 400 Nm. Couple the motor is a special 6-stupenchataya transmission with double clutch.
The Passat GTE 2020 has three preset driving modes instead of the five in the old version: “EV” for the sole use of the electric drive train, “GTE”, which makes the car more sporty and dynamic, as well as the mode of “hybrid”. At large distances and at speeds over 140 km/h the electric motor acts as a booster to the petrol engine.