(autoinsidernews) - Volkswagen has revealed several prototype vehicles, as parts of its research leading to future mass production of cleaner, greener vehicles. VW is working on hybrid and fuel-cell technology, and gas- and biofuel-powered cars, reports Trend.
In a document called Driving the Future, Volkswagen Engines - Today, Tomorrow and Beyond the automaker states, There is one goal: independence from fossil-based resources.'
One of the prototypes is a gasoline Touran, which reduces nitrogen oxides by an amazing 80 percent and hydrocarbons by 73 percent. Another vehicle is the Polo BlueMotion, which gets 72.4 mpg and emits just 102g/km of carbon dioxide. Both models are on sale in Europe.
Volkswagen also displayed a biofuel Beetle Convertible, fuel-cell Touran and a natural gas-powered Passat, and several Tourans including a hybrid, a fuel-cell and a prototype using both gas and diesel engine technology called the Combined Combustion System'.