Volkswagen Passat GTE Hybrid offers good performance. The electric range of about 50 km and the range of 1000 km with petrol shows how family travelling with electric car is possible, even with long distances.
The car is also embedded with different solutions that help the driver to focus on road safety issues. So called Front Assistant is a system which alarms you if there is an pedestrian on the road and brakes automatically if needed. The Park Assistant helps you with parking in the city environments.
The infortainment system in the car is very clear and all the possible connectivity functions as well. On the other hand, the voice navigation could have different voice options, but the navigation itself and its operations are easy to use.
One of the useful functions is also the e-Manager, which enables you to set charging beforehand. For example you can leave the car ready to be charged, but the e-Manager takes control how much earlier the car has to be charged in order to get it ready in time. During the winter mornings this would enable smooth travelling with enough power and range.
It is also possible to integrate the infortainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications, but this has to be done with USB cabels. For example with BMW this integration is wireless.
The combined consumption in Volkswagen Passat Hybrid is about 1,7 litres per 100 km according to the company information. And the CO2 is 38 g per kilometer. The charging time range is from 3-4 hours with the litium-ioni batteries. The car uses electric about 13,4 kwh per each 100 kilometer.
In short, one can say that driving with Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in-hybrid is economical. It offers also enough space for goods and even small cargo. It is a combination of classic style with modern technology.