This year, a Energy and Environment Prize of a vehicle bar “Kraftfahrer Schutz e.V.” (KS) is being awarded to a Volkswagen Group. A jury of experts awarded a innovative plug-in hybrid in a Golf GTE1 and Audi A3 e-tron2. Accepting a endowment this morning in Munich was Hanno Jelden, Head of Powertrain Electronics during Volkswagen.
The judges were generally tender by a fact that a record that was optimally grown within a Volkswagen Group leads to intensely low fuel expenditure sum while still enabling considerable pushing opening and prolonged pushing ranges.
The plug-in hybrid in a Golf GTE and Audi A3 e-tron offers a fascinating multiple of a quiet-running electric expostulate complement and a absolute direct-injection engine. Both of a vehicles can be driven temporarily in an all-electric mode and with 0 internal emissions, and a judges were also tender by a intensely flexible impression of a innovative expostulate system.
Technically, a plug-in hybrid is renowned by a sum complement energy of 204 PS and fuel expenditure of only 1.5 litres petrol per 100 km and electrical expenditure of 11.4 kWh per 100 km. This equates to CO2 emissions of only 35 g/km. The hybrid accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and has a limit torque of 350 Newton metres. The sum pushing operation of a models is around 940 km. They can be driven adult to 50 kilometres in a all-electric mode.
Despite clever competition, a awards cabinet was unanimous in a choice of a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen. Members of a awards cabinet were Professor Dieter Anselm (Doctor of Engineering; formerly with a association “Allianz Zentrum für Technik”), Professor Dieter Klamann (previously Head of Development during Esso), Miriam Häfele (German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy), Dr Roland Fischer (Bavarian Environmental Agency), Bernhard Steinhauser (Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology) and a reporters Isabella Finsterwalder (“Die Automobilfrau”), Dr Gerold Lingnau (“Frankfurter Allgemeine” newspaper), Hanns-Peter von Thyssen (freelance trade journalist) and Thomas Rosenberger (“lastauto omnibus” magazine). This was a eighth time a Volkswagen Group has won a tradition-rich KS Energy and Environment Prize for a brands.
The classification Kraftfahrerschutz e.V., that was founded in 1935, is one of a incomparable German vehicle clubs with around 520,000 members. Every year given 1981, a awards cabinet has been judging technical developments that assistance automobile drivers to expostulate in a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly way. A precondition for a endowment is that these technologies contingency be used in use and be accessible during reasonable prices.
1Golf GTE: Fuel consumption, l/100 km: 1.7 – 1.5 (combined), electrical consumption, kWh/100 km: 12.4 – 11.4 (combined), CO2 emissions (combined), g/km: 39 – 35, potency class: A+
2Audi A3 e-tron: Fuel consumption, l/100 km: 1.7 – 1.5 (combined), electrical consumption, kWh/100 km: 12.4 – 11.4 combined), CO2 emissions (combined), g/km: 39 – 35, potency class: A+