Dr. Lars Hofmann, Volkswagen Research department powertrain

Dr. Lars Hofmann, Volkswagen Research department powertrain, talks about Volkswagen’s new highbrid parallel system. What does Toyota and General Motors use and how is VW’s different? The new Highbrid uses a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission with TSI and dry clutches. This allows for fuel economy of about 100 kilometers using 6 liters of petro. TSI and CNG (natural gas) increases turbo lag, but Volkswagen’s Twin avoids turbo lag.

By | 2017-03-22T08:07:28+00:00 February 21st, 2007|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Podcasts, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|0 Comments

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