MKVII Golf to be Electrified

While the diesel-hybrid version of the Golf that was announced a few years ago ended up dead before arrival, it looks like VW enthusiasts might get the next best thing with the MKVII version of the Golf.

According to AutoExpress the car will contain a hybrid drivetrain that will be based on a lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged from the grid. The current prototype is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbo gas engine mated to a 80Kw electric motor.

“VW says the Golf will have an electric-only range of around 30 miles and should be able to return 141mpg with overall CO2 emissions as low as 46g/km.”

Via TreeHugger