A look at VW’s battery research lab


Tesla’s cofounder Martin Eberhard heads VW’s lab in Palo Alto which researches batteries.  Using laptop type lithium ion batteries, he is able to make a 200 mile range full EV Golf and Audi e-tron with a 300 mile range.  Toyota is also looking at using laptop type batteries for their car through the researchers at Tesla.

How soon will it be before a VW electric vehicle or Golf hybrid comes along?

The first car that VW has confirmed is the 2012 VW Jetta hybrid.  Specs are still under wraps but it should be a nice preview of the Golf full EV or VW’s next full electric vehicle.

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