We know VW doesn't favor hybrids
, but the company sure does like clean diesel
. For example, I offer you the alternative energy technologies VW is showing off at the Designing Sustainable Mobility Summit in Southern California. For the ride-and-drive, VW has a Touareg
V-10 TDI running on B5 biodiesel, a still-in-development, highly efficient, twin charger gasoline engine Jetta
, and the Touran HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell
vehicle (remember, the Touareg was just crowned the car that is meanest to the environment
What's the engine in that Jetta? A TSI that gets high power output from a smaller displacement engine. It uses a supercharger to provide engine boost at lower rpms and an exhaust-driven turbocharger at mid-range rpms and higher. Already popular in Europe, the TSI is being considered for the U.S. market.
The Touran HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell vehicle uses a high-temperature fuel cell that VW says, "provides a more compact, lighter, and more durable fuel cell system."
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