Volkswagen claims that the GTE can be fully charged in three hours, 45 minutes from a regular wall socket at home, or two hours and 15 minutes at a fast charging point but drive with your head and wall charging should be a rarity

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W Golf GTE the Plug-in Hybrid car that thinks it’s a GTI 


Going green is no longer an option when it comes to cars, it’s now a matter of how you’ll do it, so for those who don’t want to give up the old ways just yet, Volkswagen has a very cool alternative for fuel efficiency in the Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid that still thinks it’s a GTI.


 


Blue is the new green as you’ll find out here with the new VW Golf GTE that gets to 100kmh in 7.6 seconds, does 221kmh but can still run as a full electric car for the city and return you a motor scooter-like 1.6 L/100km ave consumption.


You know that saying, ‘never judge a book by its cover’? Well you’re looking at the four-wheeled equivalent in this plug-in hybrid car, half electric, half petrol-powered Volkswagen Golf GTE.


You could be forgiven for thinking it is the legendary, 227bhp GTI hot hatch and in fact if it wasn’t for the GTE badge and the blue trimming which replaces the red on the GTI, it is identical. [To be continued...]

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