The Gadget Show Live (NEC in Birmingham, 9th to 13th April 2014) will showcase the new Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid for the first time in the UK (10th April 2014), after it’s world debut in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The hybrid petrol/electric car has all of the strengths of a GTI but with low emissions. The car has two engines. One engine is a 1.4 litre 150 PS TSI DI petrol. The other is a 102 PS / 100bhp electric motor . Combined, these engines produce 350 Nm (258 lbs ft) torque and 204 PS. This means it’s fairly fast going from 0-62 mph in just 7.6 seconds. Maximum speed is 138 mph and you can even stretch the fuel economy up to an attractive 188 mpg. Read more!