Volkswagen Golf GTE & Audi A3 e-tron Awarded 2015 KS Energy And Environment Prize
The German automobile club Kraftfahrer Schutz e.V. awarded the 2015 Energy and Environment Prize to Volkswagen Group for the Golf GTE and Audi A3 e-tron.
Per Green Car Congress:
“The organization Kraftfahrerschutz e.V., which was founded in 1935, is one of the larger German automobile clubs with around 520,000 members. Every year since 1981, the awards committee has been judging technical developments that help car drivers to drive in a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly way. A precondition for the award is that these technologies must be used in practice and be available at reasonable prices.”
Since 1981, Volkswagen Group won this award 8 times.
Here’s a bit of info on the plug-in hybrid powertrain that captured the award:
The plug-in hybrid offers a combined system power of 204 PS and fuel consumption of 1.5 liters gasoline per 100 km (157 mpg US) and electrical consumption of 11.4 kWh per 100 km. This equates to CO2 emissions of just 35 g/km. The hybrid accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and has a maximum torque of 350 N·m. The total driving range of the models is around 940 km (584 miles).
Electric-only range is listed at 31 miles, but that’s an NEDC figure. EPA numbers would be much lower. The Audi A3 e-tron is expected to arrive in the U.S. this Fall. The Golf GTE is not expected to be sold in the U.S.
Source: Green Car Congress