Volkswagen brings BlueMotion to EcoVelocity 2011
Visitors to EcoVelocity, the low-carbon motor show being held at Battersea Power Station, London from 8-11 September, will be encouraged by Volkswagen to ‘Think Blue’, as they get up close and personal with some of the company’s latest BlueMotion products, both on the stand and on the track.
The Touareg Hybrid and Scirocco BlueMotion Technology will be among vehicles available to test on EcoVelocity’s near mile-long circuit.
Along with its advanced and efficient 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS engine, the Scirocco BlueMotion Technology uses a Stop/Start system to save fuel when the vehicle is stationary, along with battery regeneration, which recovers energy which would otherwise be lost to recharge the battery.
The Touareg Hybrid combines a 3.0-litre V6 TSI engine and 34.3 kW electric motor and can travel on electric drive alone at speeds of up to 31mph.
Those without a driving licence will still be able to engage with BlueMotion Technologies on the Volkswagen stand, which features an interactive touchscreen experience and the ‘rollercoaster,’ which takes visitors on a journey of discovery into the innovations which reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Also on the Volkswagen stand will be the Golf BlueMotion – which returns 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 99 g/km of carbon dioxide, making it exempt from VED and the London Congestion Charge – as well as the frugal Polo 1.2-litre TSI 105PS.
Giles Brown, EcoVelocity Director, said, “We’re delighted to have Volkswagen at EcoVelocity as it is one of the game-changing brands that really started the movement towards no-compromise ultra-low carbon motoring. Its BlueMotion range set the industry benchmark and we look forward to getting a further insight into their ground-breaking technology at EcoVelocity in September.”