Volkswagen prepping 69MPG diesel-electric hybrid Golf

Volkswagen prepping 69MPG diesel-electric hybrid Golf

Yet another carmaker has revealed plans for a diesel-electric hybrid concept car for next month’s Geneva Motor Show, the latest being Volkswagen and its ultra-efficient hybrid Golf. We’ve already reported about BMW’s new X5 ActiveHybrid concept and before that the Peugeot‘s 308 oil-burning hybrid, and now we have info about a Golf hatch that returns a remarkable 69.2mpg fuel consumption rating and emits just 89g of CO2 per km.

The car is almost production ready but according to VW it’s still a concept and there are still a number of other upcoming concept versions before the concept finally goes on sale. VW has in fact been testing hybrid vehicles as far back as the early ‘90s and more recently it showcased a diesel-electric hybrid at the 2004 Challenge Bibendum eco-car rally in Shanghai.

Also on show at the upcoming Geneva event will be the production-ready Scirocco coupe, an E85-compatible Passat Ecofuel, eco-friendly Sharan Bluemotion and the Passat CC.

VW Passat CC