According to Shanghai Securities News, VW China will introduce the hydrogen fuel-cell Volkswagen Passat Lingyu sedan at the upcoming 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Sam source said that this is the first China-made new-energy car from VW automaker to be displayed at an auto show.
Based on the Vw’s latest fuel cell powertrain platform, developed by Shanghai VW’s parent, Shanghai Shen-Li High Tech Co., Ltd and Tongji University, this new Chinese Passat is the first Vw’s Passat powered by hydrogen fuel cell, said a top executive of Shanghai VW.
The car can reach a top speed of 150 km/h, run more than 300 km with one hydrogen charging, and is because of its power source is zero-emission by discharging only water from the chemical reaction of hydrogen with oxygen.
Reportedly, Shanghai VW had built 500 fuel-cell hybrid sedans for the green Olympic fleet and will mass-produce the hydrogen fuel-cell Lingyu by early 2010.