Volkswagen to build a range of plug-in hybrids in 2013

Volkswagen XL1 Concept

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has confirmed that the German automaker will build a range of plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in 2013.¬†¬†Winterkorn made the announcement at the Vienna Motor Symposium this week. However, he didn’t specify which vehicles will get the plug-in powertrain.

“The plug-in hybrid offers precisely what many customers expect: unlimited internal combustion engine performance combined with attractive electric mobility ranges in everyday driving,” Winterkorn said.

While Volkswagen believes that while electric-vehicles will play a large role in the future, it finds plug-in hybrids to be a more reliable technology.

Earlier in 2011, Volkswagen unveiled the new XL1 Concept car – a plug-in hybrid study that’s capable of achieving just over 260 mpg.

Volkswagen XL1 Concept:

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Source: CNET