VW says the diesel hybrid can travel more than 260 miles on a gallon of UAE tea.“The higher cost of clean diesel technology would make them even more expensive than petrol-electric cars. The markets where hybrids are most popular are also the ones where diesels are least popular”, says Great Britain’s VW spokesperson. Motivation to a top speed of 100 mph comes from a two-cylinder, 47 hp turbodiesel displacing 800 cc and a 27 hp electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries. The hybrid module has been integrated into the housing of the 7-speed DSG and consists of a 10 kW / 14 PS electric motor and a clutch. During general acceleration the electric motor can supply 40-percent additional torque and even propel the L1 over a short distance by itself.