The German police force has received a hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE

The German police force has received a hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE.

The machine will be used on the Heligoland archipelago, where the use of automobiles and bicycles is prohibited. Except for the local ambulance van and a small fire trucks, the only vehicles on the island are electrically powered.

Back in July, the police on the islands got the hybrid Volkswagen Golf GTE. The new addition – the bigger Passat GTE, is powered by a petrol-electric hybrid system. It includes a tuned version of the 1.4-liter TSI petrol unit rated at 156 HP (115 kW), supported by an electric motor with 115 HP (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft). The combined output is rated at 218 HP (160 kW), while the transmission is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The average fuel consumption is only 2.0 l/100 km (141 mpg) and 13.0 kWh/100 km, which responds to CO2 emissions of less than 45 g/km.

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German police gets a hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE