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What are the different driving modes?

On GTE cars the driving modes are as follows:

  • E-mode: Electric only, this driving mode produces zero emissions
  • Hybrid: Powered by electric until the car needs petrol, the switch is seamlessly automatic
  • Battery Charge: The car’s petrol engine will drive the car while also charging the battery
  • Battery Hold: This mode uses the petrol engine to drive the car and switches off the battery to conserve energy
  • GTE modes: Combines both petrol and electric engines to produce 204PS.

 

On the e-up! and e-Golf the driving modes are as follows:

  • Normal: The car operates at full power and with full capacity heating
  • ECO: The car operates with a top speed of 72mph with an output of 94PS. The air conditioning and heating systems work at a lower power
  • ECO+: The car operates with a top speed of 56mph with an output of 74PS. The air conditioning and heating are switched off.

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