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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 11:06 AM
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3. According to this article good for 93 miles
Edited on Wed May-26-10 11:07 AM by tammywammy
"The drivetrain uses a single-speed transmission developed by VW. According to Automotive News Europe, a clutch decouples the electric motor on a trailing throttle to provide what VW calls a sailing effect with little mechanical drag. The entire drivetrain is mounted under the hood. The 26.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery is mounted in what would be the transmission tunnel of the conventional car. VW says its good for 93 miles."

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After I pay off the current vehicle, this electric car would provide for the majority of my driving.

edited to add: This combined with Toyota joining up with Testla is great news for the electric car.
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  -VW unveils plug-in electric Golf head for U.S., plug-in Jetta to follow tammywammy  May-26-10 10:54 AM   #0 
  - Are you listening Detroit?  Vincardog   May-26-10 11:00 AM   #1 
  - According to this article good for 93 miles  tammywammy   May-26-10 11:06 AM   #3 
  - Ford will have its Focus EV out 18 mos before this. Admittedly Nissan 10mos before that! NT  dmallind   May-26-10 11:17 AM   #4 
  - You should be asking are you listening VW...  Statistical   May-26-10 06:27 PM   #15 
  - In general, I'm just glad I'm not an auto maker  Robb   May-26-10 11:01 AM   #2 
  - I'm not an electrical engineer or physicist - anybody good with these?  dmallind   May-26-10 11:38 AM   #5 
  - My two cents  IDemo   May-26-10 06:26 PM   #14 
  - kWh is what matters.  Statistical   May-26-10 06:29 PM   #16 
  - ahead of their time as usual  happy_liberal   May-26-10 11:42 AM   #6 
  - won't be useful for all families...  greencharlie   May-26-10 11:42 AM   #7 
  - I agree  blue_onyx   May-26-10 11:52 AM   #8 
  - VW is to build hybrids in parallel.  NutmegYankee   May-26-10 04:28 PM   #11 
  - Just about 3/4 of them who do less than 100 mile per day. NT  dmallind   May-27-10 08:00 AM   #17 
  - kick n/t  tammywammy   May-26-10 04:20 PM   #9 
  - It's a step, I guess. Sad that the Bluemotion diesels have been sold in Europe  flvegan   May-26-10 04:25 PM   #10 
  - Agreed  tammywammy   May-26-10 05:26 PM   #13 
  - the timing is sad but good - still, maybe more of a PR thing  BelgianMadCow   May-26-10 04:33 PM   #12 

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