Cross Coupe Concept VW- Part 2

by Sweta

Plug-in hybrid with two electric motors

Are new technology, it also can be reported in terms of drive. The Cross Coupé for the first time VW has a new, 265-horsepower hybrid combination of two electric motors and a gasoline engine. At the front sits a 40-kilowatt electric motor on the rear axle with a 84 kW power. The twin drive makes a connection from front to rear, the driveshaft, unnecessary, VW uses the vacated space in the transmission tunnel and then brings in the lithium-ion batteries. Their 9.8 kilowatt hours to range from all-electric driving for about 45 kilometers.

The memory is empty, does one of the 150-horsepower gasoline engine and the Cross Coupe runs as a normal hybrid. The maximum of 270 Newton meters of the gasoline engine will go to the front axle, the rear will need strength, the front electric motor acts as a generator powered by gasoline and supplied his brother at the rear with power.

Three Charging Options

The batteries are charged at the socket or by recuperation when braking and coasting. At the press can fill up the batteries while driving or directly by the glow, as if the destination is to be driven purely electrically – or it may in the future, for example, in inner cities is even required.

The total range of the Cross Coupé with full fuel tank and electricity is at 855 kilometers. For the first 100 kilometers are a VW consumption (in the mix of electric and hybrid drive) from just 2.7 liters, the gasoline engine runs continuously thereafter, however, consumption is rising.

Electric only 120 speed

In terms of performance, the Cross Coupé shows quite sporty. With a sprint time of seven seconds, the 1748 kg heavy VW comes fast on the spot, the top speed is 201 km / h. But only if the gasoline cooperates: If you go all-electric, speed 120 is the greatest feeling. So shall the batteries are protected.

If and when the Cross Coupé could go to the starting line is still open. That depends, so VW Chairman for Development Dr Ulrich Hackenberg in Tokyo, also by the reactions from customers. Instead of a coupe, according to Hackenberg offshoot would also be a dynamic drawn Tiguan possible successor.

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