The VW Golf GTE hybrid doesn’t like uphill stop-start traffic

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June 21 The transition between combustion engine power and electric motor is hardly noticeable in the Golf GTE.

But find yourself in stop-start traffic going up a hill, with the car in full electric mode and the Volkswagen doesn’t like the terrain at all.

It judders forward in tiny kangaroo skips that encourage you to switch straight back to hybrid mode.

Otherwise, it’s fun trying to squeeze the most mpg from the GTE by switching between modes via the infotainment system.

Just remember this is a car that performs best around town. I’ve spent the weekend on long distance treks any only just managed 41mpg.

Worth considering if you’re expect to turn the world green with your £33k hybrid car,,,

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