ECO cars

Touareg Hybrid

The modern version of the Volkswagen Touareg, apart from the pure gasoline and diesel motors, also includes a hybrid version. The VW Touareg Hybrid combines the new V6 TSI engine supercharged by a mechanical compressor and an electric motor. The new V6 TSI engine with direct fuel injection has a consumption of less than 9 litres of gasoline per 100 km and CO2 emissions under 210 g/km. The supercharged V6 TSI engine offers a maximum power of 245kW at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 440Nm at only 3000 rpm, enabling this V6 TSI engine to match the characteristics of an 8-cylinder engine, yet be much more fuel efficient. This represents the principle of intelligent downsizing. Torque is further enhanced by the electric motor, especially at low speeds, which enables a purely electric drive for a certain distance with zero CO2 emissions.

e-up!

e-up! is the first mass produced electric vehicle of the Volkswagen Group. Production started in 2013 at the Bratislava plant of Volkswagen Slovakia. Volkswagen e-up! is powered by an electric motor, so emissions are indeed zero. The electric motor with a power of 60 kWh (82 hp) has an average consumption of 11.7 kWh. It can travel up to 160 kilometres on a full charge. The quiet motor has a maximum torque of 210 Nm and a maximum speed of 130 km/h. Acceleration is, however, fascinating: from 0 to 60 km/h in less than 5 seconds!

eco up!

Apart from gasoline, the eco up! can also burn CNG. The engine, with natural gas flowing through its veins, has an average consumption of 2.9 kg per 100 km. At current natural gas prices in Slovakia, this means a cost of about 3.50 EUR. The typical gasoline engine requires 4.7 litres/100 km, which is about 7 EUR. Incidentally, the largest market for cars running on natural gas is Italy, and the eco up! could be a serious competitor of the gas-propelled Pandas and 500s. Under the hood, there is a new generation spark ignition EA211 engine, the more powerful of the two three-cylinder 1.0 MPI engines. When powered by gas, it reaches an output of 50 kW (68 hp) and 90 Nm, and when fuelled by gasoline it has a maximum power of 55 kW (75 hp) and 95 Nm. The gas itself is stored in two tanks with a total volume of 72 litres (11kg CNG). The third tank stores gasoline, but its volume was reduced to 10 litres. The eco up! travels about 380 km on gas and a further 220 km on gasoline.

 

Department Head and Environmental Representative

Michaela Ploszeková
Tel.: +421 2 6964 2593
Michaela.Ploszekova@volkswagen.sk

 

Think Blue. Factory. Representative

Alexander Matušek
Tel.: +421 2 6964 2410
Alexander.Matusek@volkswagen.sk