Outside of the United States, consumers can purchase a performance hybrid version
of the Volkswagen Golf called the GTE. Power comes courtesy of a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a hybrid drivetrain for a total of 201 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Though it is not as fast as a gas-engined GTI, the GTE has the advantage in fuel economy and can even run for 31 miles on electric power alone. Clearly buyers are enamored with the Golf GTE, as Inside EV
s reports VW has ended orders because it can't keep up with demand.