Volkswagen Twin Up diesel-electric hybrid

Volkswagen has released the technical details of the concept of  Twin up of diesel-electric hybrid drive . The company says that the car has the potential to become a production model . Volkswagen Twin Up until now displayed in many different forms , including a model with electric drive. Volkswagen went a step further on the concept of Twin up , combining diesel and electric motor. Because of the extra batteries and another drive powertrain , mass car increased to 1,205 kg .

Volkswagen Twin Up

Volkswagen Twin Up engine

The diesel engine of Volkswagen Twin Up is taken from the revolutionary Volkswagen XL1 . It is a two-cylinder 0.8 -liter TDI with 48 hp ( 35 kW ) and 119 Nm of torque. Diesel engine is mated to an electric motor increased by 47 hp ( up 20 hp more power than that of the XL1 ) and 139 Nm. The electric motor is powered by electricity from a battery of 8.6 kWh. The combined power of the hybrid system reaches 75 hp ( 55 kW) and maximum torque of 214 Nm. Drive is to the front wheels , and power transmission is used seven-speed automatic transmission with double clutch .

Volkswagen Twin Up

Volkswagen Twin Up specs

Volkswagen Twin Up is booted car . In the default data from 0 to 60 km / h takes 8.8 and the ” hundred on ” even 15.7 seconds . Top speed is electronically limited to 140 km / h. However, it is not designed to speed , but for economical driving . The manufacturer claims that the concept is capable of a combined cycle consumption of only 1.1 liters of diesel per 100 km on which emits just 27 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. If it is powered solely by an electric motor , a maximum cruising range of 50 miles at a speed not exceeding 125 km / h, which is sufficient for short , urban and suburban relations .

Volkswagen Twin Up interior

The concept of Volkswagen Twin Up will be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show in late November, and Volkswagen say that with certain adjustments car has the potential to enter into production .

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