Hybrids are where it's at. I'm still drooling at the thought of a hybrid TT.I like the idea behind electric vehicles well enough. even though battery technology has come a long way. The lack of range and weight that comes with an e.v. still doesn't have me convinced that internal combustion engines will go away anytime soon. Hours to charge versus minutes to fill still has me hooked on petroleum. If I was a stay at home trophy husband it might be a different story.
I'd go electric to all 4 wheels and only use the engine to generate power (Full torque from stop). Using a small turbo diesel to improve MPG + regenerative breaking. You can get very creative with where you put the weight when you don't have to send the power through a driveline. With the hybrid you'd require far fewer cells.anyone got the scoop on fuel cell / hydrogen vehicles?, i think that might be the future , thats if Big battery lobyist's dont shut it down..( joke)hybrid solves the tt fwd drive line problem, eliminates r&p, drive shafts, transfere case, adjustable on the fly, eco friendly, seperate power train, blown eng.?, no problem, just limp in fwd mode.i can build one, just need a garage, chop saw, & a welder....