A description is given of several prototype internal combustion engines and vehicles developed by Volkswagen to meet current and future environmental criteria. The Catalyst Diesel has a turbocharger and oxidation catalyst. Emissions are compared with those of a naturally-aspirated diesel. The ECO-Golf includes a Cat-Diesel engine, an 'SNA' inertia utilaization system and reduced fuel consumption. The Golf City Stromer is operated by a lead-acid battery. Performance data for the Golf City Stroma are listed. A further development involves the use of a sodium sulphur cell which for the same weight can store 4 times the energy and has a range of 120km. This has been put into vehicles of the Jetta type. The Golf with diesel/electric hybrid drive includes a combustion engine and a small electric motor. At lower speeds the car is battery-operated. For long distances the battery can be removed. For the covering abstract see IRRD 864909.


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  • Pagination: p. 463-9

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  • Accession Number: 00668022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 92-64-03868-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM