N > we recall that in the line of the German bestseller already have “green” versions: plug-in hybrid Golf GTE and the all-electric e-Golf. Soon it will be added pair — MHEV and MHEV Plus.
The start-generator MHEV
Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEV) is a simplified diagram of hybridization, currently widespread due to its simplicity and availability. The powerplant of this car consists of a gasoline engine (in this case – – liter-TSI), vosmiseriynogo the starter-generator with a belt drive and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery. Starter-generator helps during acceleration and recovers braking energy, accumulating it in the battery.
Prototype Volkswagen Golf MHEV
VW Golf a c system MHEV Plus will receive “robot”, complete with electric motor, able to rotate the front axle, and also to recuperate energy when braking and even the engine is stopped. Prototypes “moderate” hybrids are already being tested on the factory site of the German brand in the commune Era-Lessines.
Hatchback Volkswagen Golf of the eighth generation, including hybrid versions, will debut in the fall of 2019.