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Old 08-01-2016, 07:05 AM   #21
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While I do like the turbocharged design, it does seem somewhat counterproductive to the entire goal of fuel economy. Along with the VW dieselgate fiasco, perhaps this is part of the reason VW is backing out of the hybrid market. I'm not sure what other hybrid sedans are sold in the US that offer turbocharged engines. I would guess not many, if any, other than VW. While I like the power, I don't plan to use it, unless (as I said) I need it, like during passing or some other situation where I need sudden power.


For me, I get a hybrid for fuel economy. My decision to get the Jetta is due to just loving the car. After my other one was totaled, I want a Jetta again. No TDIs in the States at the moment, so hybrid it is!
No other hybrid has a turbo in the US. The Pathfinder hybrid did have a supercharger. I'm guessing VW modified the existing TSI engine instead of designing one for a hybrid to cut costs.

Toyota does have a turbo charged engine in the lab with a thermal efficiency over 40%. And turbos can get good fuel economy. The secret is to keep out of boost, but the typical driver likely can't do that.

For hybrids, an electric supercharger might allow for more efficiency gains.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:51 PM   #22
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The Passat GTE goes on sale here tomorrow, similar set up to your Jetta except it's a plug in. Joins the golf GTE. Do you guys get them there too?

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Old 08-01-2016, 01:11 PM   #23
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I saw a golf GTE parked on the weekend. Hadnt heard of it before, but the badge being in blue and assuming the E stood for electric, guessed it was a plug in.
Sign of the times there are way more hybrids and full EV than we can keep track of!
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:27 PM   #24
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Yep. Maybe you should have looked at one Ben? Cheaper, faster and this seller on Autotrader has averaged 139 MPG for the last 1600 miles, more than double that in the Prius no?
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:46 PM   #25
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No, I don't think the US has that Passat. In the US, I've seen the R-Line, S, SE, and SEL Passat. Unless our local dealer doesn't have one it at the moment. Perhaps someone else knows if it's offered or will be offered in the US.
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Not really interested in a Golf. A lad at work has an R32. Though I can appreciate that this is a tidy performance car, it has nowt about it for me.
I was happy to get a bigger car after the i20.
The only other new cars that do it for me are the Prius Prime and the Tesla. Both too expensive and i doubt i could have waited for a Prime, even if i could have budgeted for it.
Despite feeling the pinch for buying the Prius, no regrets at all.
I still think its a great car to look at and drive.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:44 AM   #27
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We have the e-Golf in some states, and an Audi PHEV. The A3 I think.
Don't know VW's what other plug ins plans to offer here.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:00 AM   #28
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Hi Paul. I have a 2014 Jetta hybrid and it came with a spare tire in the trunk. It's not a full tire but it's not your typical donut either. I think the official term is "full-size temporary spare." Either way, it came with the car. Perhaps checking specs on VW's corporate site or somewhere else on the Internet will confirm whether or not your car should've had a spare in it.
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No other hybrid has a turbo in the US. The Pathfinder hybrid did have a supercharger. I'm guessing VW modified the existing TSI engine instead of designing one for a hybrid to cut costs.

Toyota does have a turbo charged engine in the lab with a thermal efficiency over 40%. And turbos can get good fuel economy. The secret is to keep out of boost, but the typical driver likely can't do that.

For hybrids, an electric supercharger might allow for more efficiency gains.
The Audi A3 e-tron has a turbocharged 1.4L engine, plus the 8.8kWh battery.
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