2008 Volkswagen Tiguan HyMotion review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 15 June 2008 , 10:06:43 byVeronica

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Volkswagen Tiguan HyMotion

Volkswagen of America is presenting a new range of near-term and future fuel-efficient power train technologies with the all-new 2.0-liter TSI Tiguan, the next 2.0-liter Jetta TDI and the North American debut of the Tiguan HyMotion Fuel Cell Concept. This lat one was first revealed during the Shanghai Motor Show and it underlines the current state of the hydrogen fuel cell of the Volkswagen research and development. The Tiguan HyMotion Fuel Cell Concept features a hydrogen fuel cell system, which provides more than 107 horsepower and produces zero tailpipe emissions. We all know, the German manufacturer has been committed to fuel efficient, environmentally responsible vehicles and the new Trident is the perfect proof and also the Jetta TDI, offered in both sedan and Sport Wagon body styles. As we can see, all these provide efficiency, utility and performance in the refinement and interior appointment that is the hallmark of all Volkswagen vehicles. Both the 4-cylinder turbocharged TDI engine powering the Jetta and the TSI powering the Tiguan provide ample horsepower and prodigious torque to make these vehicles sporty, efficient and fun to drive. The Tiguan HyMotion concept is equipped with a fuel cell system integrated in the engine compartment capable of generating 107 horsepower. It also obtains assistance from an electric motor, in the end being capable of generating 134 horsepower. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 12.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of 93 mph. As an auxiliary energy storage device the engineers have used a lithium-ion battery with a charge capacity of 6.8 Ah which has a maximum power output of 22 kW. The fuel cell is supplied from the hydrogen tank and oxygen from the air by an external air inlet and outputs the electrical energy it generates through a converter and a downstream electrical system rectifier to the one or more electric motors.