It seems like we have been waiting forever for a Hybrid version of the Tiguan, when VW have teased it as a concept several years ago but nothing has landed in production for the UK market. Volkswagen have revamped and improved the technology seen on the Golf GTE hybrid for the new MK8 model and it's expected that due to the ever increasing pressure to reduce emissions that the EU is putting on car manufacturers that we will see this tech land on the Tiguan range for a proper a hybrid version soon. Hopefully we will see a larger battery allowing an electric only range of 30-35 miles (the new GTE Mk8 golf has a 13kWh battery that allows this) and a pair of electric motors mounted in each axle for 4 wheel drive. what's also expected is the new mild hybrid which is a 1.5 petrol engine with a small electric motor and small battery that recharges from the engine and regenerative braking rather than being plugged in, and boosts the fuel economy by 5-10% but isn't capable of electric only running, this should be called the eTSI.
Most Hybrid cars function in one of two ways – either as a “Mild” version which has a smaller battery and recharged energy from the engine, and recoups it during deceleration and braking, to supplement power to the car at lower speeds and save you maybe 5-10% in fuel economy, or the more advanced but usually more expensive “plug-in” option which charges up either from a home charger or a more powerful public charger, and allows the car to run in electric only mode at lower speeds and smaller throttle openings – ranges are typically around 30-35 miles of electric only running but this is improving all the time from better battery technology, perfect for around town and general commuting, though if you’re doing mainly longer runs at high speeds then you’re effectively just carrying around a heavy battery and extra electric motor for nothing and not seeing the benefits, so something like a diesel may still be a better choice for you in that situation. Most plug-in hybrid models come with an automatic gearbox as standard to optimise fuel efficiency, and are several thousand pounds more on the list price than their standard petrol versions but due to the enhanced resale values are typically only a few pounds a month more on the leasing price - so it’s well worth comparing how much you would saving in fuel costs, for example if the car is £30 a month more to lease but will save you £200 a month in petrol it’s a no brainer to choose one.
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