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Old October 14th, 2004, 13:43   #1
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Default VW Brings Diesel Mild-Hybrid Concept to Shanghai

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2004...ngs_diese.html
VW brought http://media.vw.com/article_display....le_id=9455#rel
two concept cars to Shanghai for the Challenge Bibendum, along with two production vehicles running biodiesel.

The Golf ECO.Power appears to be a diesel mild-hybrid, combining a 1.4-liter, 76 kW (102 hp) three-cylinder diesel engine with a 15 kW (20 hp) electric engine. I say “appears” because I can’t yet get full details on the vehicle. The Golf ECO.Power, which is equipped with a stop-start function, consumes an average of only 3.8 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres (62 mpg).

VW also brought the Touran HyMotion (earlier post.)
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2004...s_hsub2su.html

VW has not been an aggressive proponent of full hybrid vehicles, preferring to look to enhancements in combustion engine technologies using biofuels as a bridge to hydrogen. The fuel economy enhancements of the mild hybrid technologies may prove irresistable, however, as a means to maintaining low fuel consumption while adding on more emissions treatments and driver amenities. (Earlier post on VW and hybrids here.)
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2004...ts_hybrid.html

VW also announced it would research and develop fuel cell vehicles in China in partnership with the University of Tongji in Shanghai.
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