Volkswagen has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept vehicle at Auto Shanghai 2015: the C Coupé GTE.
The C Coupé GTE combines a petrol engine and lithium-ion battery. Together they produce a total of 245PS and enable the PHEV to accelerate to 62 mph in 8.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 144 mph.
The battery integrated at the rear can be charged while driving or while parked.
The C Coupé GTE concept can run all-electrically (up to a speed of 81 mph); this mode enables driving with zero local emissions and a range of 31 miles. The car’s total driving range is over 497 miles.
The car’s combined fuel consumption (NEDC for plug-in hybrid vehicles) is 2.3 litres per 100 kilometres. This figure equates to CO2 emissions of just 55 g/km.
This car will initially be aimed at the Chinese market. It follows the global release of their most recent PHEV the Golf GTE.