How Does the Jetta Hybrid Work
Hybrid vehicles are truly impressive pieces of automotive engineering, and few impress as much as Volkswagen’s Jetta Hybrid. Despite the many advantages that come with driving a hybrid, many drivers don’t quite understand how they work. So, how does the Jetta Hybrid work? Let’s take a look.
We will be focusing on the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, which is currently the latest model to be released. In addition to featuring some exciting interior amenities and a stylish design, the Jetta Hybrid works in ways that show the incredible Volkswagen engineering behind the vehicle’s systems. The vehicle can switch between electric and gasoline power, or utilize a combination of both, depending on your driving needs.
The 2016 Jetta Hybrid works by using only electric power when the vehicle is just starting or stopping, driving at low speeds or coasting. In some situations, the Jetta Hybrid can switch off the gasoline motor and charge the electric battery, helping you use less gas and maximize battery life.
How Does Regenerative Braking Work in the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid?
The regenerative braking system in the Jetta Hybrid can generate electricity during braking. Rather than losing kinetic energy from the moving vehicle once the brakes are applied lightly after coasting, the Jetta Hybrid converts it into electric power. The vehicle does this by using the rotating wheels as a sort of generator that works to provide power to the electric motor.
How to Use E-Mode in the 2016 VW Jetta Hybrid
Though the Jetta Hybrid systems are designed to help give you that balance of electric and gasoline power, you do have the ability to dictate the level of electric power the vehicle uses. When operating in the Jetta Hybrid E-Mode, the electric motor will be used as much as possible. This can be activated by having the car in Drive and pressing the E-Mode button located near the center console.
The mode is only available when traveling at speeds under 42 mph and when you are in Drive, rather than Sport or Tiptronic transmission modes. The electric battery must also be charged. When activated you may notice the accelerator become less sensitive to help you avoid excessive acceleration.
Now that you know how the Jetta Hybrid works, you can understand how the vehicle works to maximize efficiency. With this understanding you can also work together with your vehicle to get the best balance of gasoline and electric power needed at any given time.