Volkswagen T-Prime concept GTE

The T-Prime boasts a green plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Volkswagen T-Prime is the company's new consolation for a plug-in hybrid vehicle to meet the demands of its customers. The world is going green but Volkswagen wants to still maintain and provide a two-way power system to cater for current technology and equally meet future electric tech demand partially.

Volkswagen T-Prime concept GTE

The plug-in hybrid system consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, teamed with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. As with other VW plug-in hybrids, the T-Prime can operate in all-electric mode, hybrid mode, or “GTE mode,” where everything is tuned for maximum performance.

Volkswagen T-Prime concept GTE

In GTE mode, the driver has access to the T-Prime’s full 375 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That allows for 0 to 60 mph in6.0 seconds, and a top speed of 139 mphVolkswagen says. When the driver lifts off the accelerator, the GTE can also shut off its engine and decouple it from the drivetrain. 

Volkswagen T-Prime concept GTE

In this coasting mode, the electric motor acts as a generator and feeds power back into the battery pack. A full recharge from a plug takes 2.5 to 8 hours, depending on the source, VW says.
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