Step aside Prius, your reign over the hybrid sector of the automotive industry has ended. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid has arrived and is a game changer for the hybrid market. With a 156 horsepower 1.4 liter engine and a 114 horsepower electric motor plus 215 horsepower 395 lb-ft torque, makes the 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE the perfect vehicle for those who care about going green without having to sacrifice power.
The top speed of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE is 136 MPH compared to the Tesla S of 130. The 2014 Volkswagen Passat GTE has roughly 31 miles of driving per charge. Fully charged with the 13 gallon tank filled the 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE can run for around 621 miles.
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE has an “e-remote” Smartphone app that allows one to operate the climate control system along with starting r stopping the charging of the lithium-ion battery. A 3.5 inch LCD touch screen comes as a standard feature; an 8.0 inch is optional as an upgrade.
Unfortunately for the United Sates, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE is only available in Europe. With that said we’ll just have to let the anticipation build and anxiously await this spectacular plug in Hybrid to hit our shores!