Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Just a few months ago, Volkswagen unveiled the plug-in version of Passat at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Recently, the car was presented in blue-silver appearance with all of the additional features required for police duty. Earlier, the same was done with theĀ  all-electric e-Golf.

Volkswagen Passat is one of the most popular police patrol cars in Germany, so maybe it would be good to switch to a GTE some day. For now, it's still just a study.

With a 9.9 kWh lithium-ion battery, expected NEDC range is 50 km (31 miles). The 1.4-liter TSI gas engine with 156 HP (115 kW) is supported by an electric motor with 115 HP (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft).

According to the press release, the most useful feature compared to the conventional version is EV mode, which the driver can select to silently approach suspects.