The automotive world is gradually wearing a green conscience with more and more car manufacturers planning to launch green cars
. Like other car manufacturers Volkswagen is also committed to green technologies to preserve the beauty of nature and contribute to a greener future.
With concerns over the environment, Volkswagen
also goes green with its BlueMotion Technology. BlueMotion technology is actually an innovative approach taken by Volkswagen to protect the planet as well as the pocket of car owners. The technology was introduced with the aim to reduce the impact of cars on the global environment and offer a safer planet to future generations.
This innovation has emerged as the most recognised eco-friendly technology in the UK. The technology comprises a host of measures and features to ensure better compatibility with the environment. Some of the most significant attributes of the BlueMotion Technology are start-stop systems, regenerative braking, electric drives, and hybrid systems. The start/stop system is one of the most advanced introductions in modern day cars that helps reduce fuel consumption and emission during urban driving. Moreover, the regenerative braking system further helps to boost performance and efficiency by recapturing and storing the energy lost during deceleration that is otherwise wasted with traditional braking system.
The primary advantage of Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology is to offer reduced fuel consumption and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
Hybrid technology will be redefined in 2010 with the launch of Volkswagen Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid. This will be the first hybrid SUV that will come with a 3.5 metric ton towing capacity and will accommodate the hybrid system in the engine inlet. The powerful SUV will be powered by a 328 bhp supercharged V6 TSI engine assisted by a 50 bhp electric motor that gets it power from the high voltage battery positioned behind the rear axle. The electric motor of the car will be used only when the car will propel under 50 km/h and offer a comfortable, joyful, and emission-free ride on city roads. At speeds above 50 km/h, the car will run on the V6 engine to offer a perfect combination of power, performance, and eco-friendliness.
The Volkswagen Touareg V6 TSI hybrid will be positioned against Audi Q5 hybrid which is expected to make its debut in U.S. by 2010.