PHOTO CAPTION: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen: Electric Hybrids Trend That Can't be Reversed

Volkswagen will set aside a 'considerable' amount of its $9.2 billion annual budget researching and developing hybrid, plug-in and electric mobility.

Published: 17-Dec-2012

If 2012 was the year that several companies realised the importance of hybrid and electric vehicles, 2013 will be the year that we see the fruits of their labor.

Volkswagen, initially reluctant to dabble in the plug-in market, is set to launch at least two new high-volume plug-in hybrids over the next few years, and subsidiary Porsche will do likewise, with sporty plug-ins aimed at wealthier customers.

"[Plug-in hybrids are] a long-term trend that can no longer be reversed," said VW electric car chief Rudolf Krebs to Reuters.


VW E-Bugster seats two and has range of 'at least' 110 miles.

E-Bugster electric concept can be fast charged in 35-minutes.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2012 VW Jetta can be driven over a mile on its electric motor alone using energy stored in its 1.1 kWh lithium ion battery pack.

Skoda Citigo will be basis for electric car

VW subsidiary in Czech Republic has been experimenting with electric vehicles based on Octavaia combi.


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